“Buddhist Tourism Trail” website launched
The Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau has introduced a “Buddhist Tourism Trail”, a Sri Lankan promotional website aiming to attract Thai and other travellers from Theravada Buddhism countries.
Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Thailand Kshenuka Senewiratne said Thailand has always been a good friend of Sri Lanka and bilateral ties span many centuries based on the foundation of Theravada Buddhism.
The website was launched at the Thai International Travel Fair. Theravada is the oldest branch of Buddhism apart from Mahayana.
It focuses on the teachings of the Buddha through strict meditation and the eightfold path to enlightenment with the majority of followers in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
Kshenuka Senewiratne also said the website will focus on Buddhist tourist attractions such as ancient temples, Buddha statues and meditation centres.