Scenes from the field

PATTAYA, THAILAND: "The city of Pattaya has a bit of an unsavory reputation among travelers, known more as an oversized red light district than a bona fide resort. Despite being a frequent traveler to Thailand I had never given it the benefit of the doubt, but I was immediately smitten by the Sanctuary of Truth, a wooden work in constant progress. It celebrates creation, the meaning of life, the stars and the universe, and incorporates elements of many eastern belief systems such as Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism." - CNN's Nicol Nicolson. Follow Nicol (<a href='http://instagram.com/nicolnic' target='_blank'>@nicolnic</a>) and other CNNers along on Instagram at <a href='http://instagram.com/cnn' target='_blank'>instagram.com/cnn</a>.

PATTAYA, THAILAND: "The city of Pattaya has a bit of an unsavory reputation among travelers, known more as an oversized red light district than a bona fide resort. Despite being a frequent traveler to Thailand I had never given it the benefit of the doubt, but I was immediately smitten by the Sanctuary of Truth, a wooden work in constant progress. It celebrates creation, the meaning of life, the stars and the universe, and incorporates elements of many eastern belief systems such as Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism." - CNN's Nicol Nicolson. Follow Nicol (@nicolnic) and other CNNers along on Instagram at instagram.com/cnn.