Crew members of AirAsia and media personnel from Malaysia took part in the weekly Ekamra Walk on Sunday. The heritage trip through the architectural treasures of Old Town saw 35 participants, including 11 from Air Asia.
Like the crew members, the journalists from Malaysia were amazed to see the ancient architecture. “The stone carving work on the temples is outstanding. Their artistic excellence can only be gauged by seeing the monuments with your own eyes,” said Salman, a scribe of the Malaysian daily, New Straits Times.
On Saturday, the 11 member team had visited Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri, Udayagiri and Langudi, which comprise the Diamond Triangle of Buddhist heritage sites. After Sunday’s heritage walk, the team visited Chilika for sight-seeing.
Qastury Danny from Air Asia said the experience of the walk had been enriching. “There should be more detailed descriptions of the monuments so as to engage the visitors,” she said, adding the Old Town is a blend of tradition and modernity.