Spiritual Tourism


  • Supitchaya Sarakong Faculty Graduate College of Management, Sripatum University, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand
  • Ungul Laptaned Faculty Graduate College of Management, Sripatum University, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand
  • Witchaya Tiyapongphaphan Corporate Strategy Bureau, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, 10330 Thailand


Tourism, Spiritual tourism, Religious tourism


In this article, the concept and meaning of tourists are explained, including the component of  spiritual tourism and the differences between spiritual tourism and religious tourism. Spiritual tourism is usually linked to  words such as faith-based tourism, religious tourism and sacred tourism. Spiritual tourism has two meanings: (1) Tourism for spiritual purpose, pilgrimage, joining religious ceremony or fulfilling belief and faith of each person. (2) Tourism for self-improvement or self-exploring. Traveling to fulfill one’s identity looking pass race, religion, color and cult. Spiritual tourism can be divided into 5 types: (1) Refuge Seekers (2) Learners (3) Exploratory Dabblers (4) Reinforcers (5) Spiritualists. The components that influence tourists to travel to spiritual tourist attraction are: (1) Natural Resources (2) General Infrastructure (3) Tourist Infrastructure (4) Tourist Leisure and Recreation (5) Arts, Culture and History (6) Political and Economic Factors (7) Natural Environment (8) Social Environment (9) Atmosphere of the Place. This article presents the body of knowledge about data management for spiritual tourism to be used as history, storytelling to enhance diversity and value for tourism.


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How to Cite

Sarakong, S., Laptaned, U. ., & Tiyapongphaphan, W. (2024). Spiritual Tourism. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Social Sciences, 20(1). Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sduhs/article/view/277335