Indonesia plans to open air routes connecting regional Buddhist centres

- Monday, 27/05/2024, 08:28

Indonesia plans to open direct flights from Yogyakarta, which is home to Borobudur - the largest Buddhist temple in the world, to several countries in the region to facilitate Buddhists as well as tourists to experience spiritual tourism, as part of a master plan to develop the Borobudur Buddhist temple complex.

Odo Manuhutu, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs Republic of Indonesia said that this country began discussing opening a direct air route between Yogyakarta and Bangkok (Thailand) very early. 

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Borobudur - the largest Buddhist temple in the world (Photo: indonesia.travel)

The government wants Borobudur to become a place that connects Buddhists in the region, Odo said, adding that this is its commitment to bring a good experience to travelers and show respect for Buddhist practice. 

After Thailand, Indonesia will negotiate with other countries in the region such as the Republic of Korea and Vietnam to open direct flights. 

To serve this master plan, Indonesia has completed Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo from 2022. This 583-hectare airport has a capacity of 20 million passengers a year./. 

VNA