Monday Mar 13, 2017
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is planning to organise a Buddha Heritage exhibition in Thailand.
Talking to APP, Managing Director PTDC Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor said that the exhibition will be held with an aim to highlight historical and religious Buddhist sites at Taxila, Takht Bhai and Swat.
“I hope the exhibition attracts tourists to visit Pakistan and see their religious sites,” he said.
Ghafoor said that Buddhist scholars and tour operators will be invited to visit the exhibition.
He said that Pakistan is the custodian of Gandhara Buddhist civilisation and there are numerous holy Buddhist sites, which are sacred for people from across the world.
"The significance of Buddhist civilisation remains in Pakistan can boost up tourist flow to Pakistan by proper publicity," he added.
He said that the Thailand government will provide assistance for restoration/maintenance of Ghandhara Archaeological sites in Taxila and Swat.
He also said that publicity material on Ghandhara will be published in Thai language soon.
PTDC will also invite travel writers to project Ghandhara heritage and highlight tourist attractions of Pakistan to enhance the soft image of Pakistan in Thailand, he added.