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Sanctuary Of Truth

Nicolas Axelrod works regularly with Great Big Story through out Southeast Asia. Some of the stories he has covered for them are travel pieces like Wat Plai Leam in Koh Samui, Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Supertree Grove in Singapore, The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya, The Erawan museum in Bangkok, Wat Samphran and the Amphawa floating market also in Bangkok, other are character driven pieces like Pam's chef's table in 'Fine Dining at Home', or the story of Lek and Baitoey who sell bugs in Bangkok's Koh Sarn road, others are about food - blue noodles in the south of Thailand, or fried flowers on the Chaophraya river.

Video: Nicolas Axelrod · Publication: CNN - Great Big Story · Location: Pattaya, Thailand

Thailand’s Sanctuary of Truth is a modern day marvel, made entirely of wood without the use of a single nail. Built using ancient carving techniques, the religious shrine has been under construction since 1981, with teams of dedicated architects continually working to finish out the plans of its creator. Originally commissioned by a Thai millionaire intent on keeping traditional craftsmanship alive, the structure is now considered to be a religious shrine, a cultural monument and a work of art, all in one. Welcome to the Sanctuary of Truth, a divine masterpiece in the making.