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The aims of this article research were 1) to study Buddhist tourism management in Buddhism 2) to study the problems of Buddhist tourism management and 3) to propose the guidelines for promoting Buddhist tourism management of temples in Na Yung district, Udonthani province. This study was conducted by means of a qualitative research methodology.
The results of the research revealed that he problems of Buddhist tourism management are that Phu Kon forest temple has 6 problems: 1) accommodation: insufficient accommodation for supporting dhamma practice; 2) personnel: a lack of interpreters; 3) temple development: landscape in the form of Buddhist tourism; 4) environmental conservation: awareness in nature values; 5) tourism; insufficient publicity; 6) facilitation: convenient transportation, more parking places. Na Kham Noi Forest temple has 2 problems: 1) waste management: not separating waste; 2) public relations: spiritual tourism should be publicized.
The guidelines for promoting Buddhist tourism management of temples in Nayung district, Udonthani are seen in 6 areas: 1) the location: the clear sign on the route; landscape adjustment and dhamma practice accommodation; 2) personnel: personnel with knowledge and interpreters in many languages; 3) temple development: comfort of the temples; 4) conservation of the environment: raising awareness of environmental preservation; 5) tourism: base expansion of the Buddhist tourism promotion; 6) facilitation: more convenient transportation.
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