Ayutthaya bicycle tour to temples and Buddhist life

A new bicycle tour offered in Ayutthaya province aims to introduce riders to the temples of the area as well as Buddhism.

Ayutthaya promotes bicycle tour to nine temples
National News Bureau of Thailand, 28 December 2014

Ayutthaya Province today launched a bicycle tourism project which promotes at the same time culture and Buddhist values of its people.

The “Home-Temple-School, leading Thai Ways of Life” project was opened by Mr. Suebsak Eiamvijarn, Deputy Governor of Ayutthaya, in a ceremony attended by hundreds of participants including chiefs of governmental units, local officials, community leaders, members of Ayutthaya Cycling Club as well as youths and children.

Ms. Atchara Onchan, Director of the Culture Office of Ayutthaya, said that the project is created by her office in cooperation with the provincial administration. It invites bicyclists to ride to nine temples in the province covering a distance of 30 kilometers. The nine temples are Wat Tha Sutthawat, Wat Nok Krachap, Wat Phai Lom, Wat Sao Thong, Wat Boon Kan Na Wart, Wat Prasat Thong, Wat Bot, Wat Kao Hong and Wat Sainoi.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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