Sri Lanka plugs 'Buddhist tourist trail' site

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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, the Bangkok Post reported.

"Thailand has always been a good friend of Sri Lanka. Our friendship spans many centuries based on the foundation of Theravada Buddhism, and we foster this relationship with care. That is why Thailand is the perfect country to launch our Buddhist Tourism Trail website, " said Kshenuka Senewiratne, Sri Lanka's ambassador to Thailand.

The website was launched at the Thai International Travel Fair (TITF). About 90% of Thais are Theravada Buddhists. Theravada (Southern Buddhism) is the oldest branch of Buddhism apart from Mahayana (Northern Buddhism). 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.

Ms Kshenuka also said the website will focus on Buddhist tourist attractions such as ancient temples, Buddha statues and meditation centres. For example, she cited the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a resting place for Buddha's tooth allegedly saved from his funeral pyre, a popular destination for many Buddhist tourists.

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  • Malini Samardivakara Sunday, 17 February 2019 09:41 AM

    Looks like at last Kshenuka Senewiratne is doing a superb job. Hats off to her.

    ShakeSpear Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:05 AM

    When it comes to religion Sri Lankans are conservative and stupid. I lived in Japan and there is a world famous Buddha statue in Kamakura called the "Big Buddha". One can take photos in front and also clime us to the head. It is made of Copper.

    leo Sunday, 17 February 2019 11:09 AM

    Clearly you are not a buddhist or just a birth certificate respect for the buddha

    jonny Sunday, 17 February 2019 11:12 AM

    You are so right.. This country is way too conservative

    Til Sunday, 17 February 2019 12:12 PM

    Suidi or your other Muslim countries do they allow same way ,here don't expect to climb to the crown of Lord Buddha,

    Migrant Sunday, 17 February 2019 01:45 PM

    The Japanese also have the largest porn industry in Asia

    Jesus Monday, 18 February 2019 10:23 AM

    @TiLBro unlike you guys they don't worship idle so far your facts right

    kargalan Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:59 AM

    We should also promote Siva tourism alsothere is a huge potential to attract people to north east

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