National News Bureau of Thailand
AYUTTHAYA, 28 December 2014 (NNT) – 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.
According to Ms. Atchara, bikers will be able to learn the importance of Buddhist teachings and enjoy the long history of ancient remains, local traditions and ways of life. At each temple, they can pay homage to Buddha images and pray for themselves and their families.
During the trip, they can also learn the philosophy of sufficiency economy adopted by each community.