The initial 1 was held on December 7 in Ibra’s Manzafah village and the third 1 is slated to be carried out from Wadi Bani Khalid to Wadi Tiwi in Sur in between December 21 and 22. The third march will see about 60 participants covering 40km.
The campaign is becoming organised by MoT in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports Affairs to highlight each well-known and undiscovered tourist web sites in the governorate and encourage youth to engage in outside activities.
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Talal Khalfan al Shuaibi, director of Tourism in North Sharqiyah governorate stated, “Both the marches started at 7am and concluded at 9am and participants walked 5km in both villages. The Manzafah village march saw around 100 participants. Diverse cultural and recreational activities too were held showcasing traditional markets and archaeological sites. Such activities are being held to boost domestic tourism and inculcate love for outdoor activities among youth in our country.”
Shuaibi explained how these marches are also a way to trace the footsteps of ancestors. “These marches seek to trace the trail of our forefathers who lived in the different wilayats of Sharqiyah. These places are rich in culture and heritage and so great tourist sites too.”
The campaign is also becoming noticed a platform to attract the youth in the area to come foreword and aid in developing the tourism prospective of a nation that boasts of a varied landscape. “We call on youth in these regions to cooperate with us in showing the world what our country has,” stated Shuaibi.
Information Source: Muscat Daily