Asian Athletics Championships: Malaysian athletes get glimpse of Odisha’s heritage

Bhubaneswar: After sweating it out on the field for almost three days in the Asian Athletics Championships, the Malaysian athletes on Sunday took a break and visited several historical places in Bhubaneswar.

A delegation comprising officials and players of the Malaysian contingent visited Parshurameswar, Mukteswar and Lingaraj temple.Malaysian-Athletes-taking-Selfie

The sightseeing trip was organised by Odisha government’s tourism department to give a firsthand experience about the State’s rich tradition and cultural heritage to the foreign delegates.

“As I have keen interest in culture and history it was a wonderful experience to visit old temples here in Bhubaneswar,” said Yap, an athlete.

Earlier, athletes from Afghanistan, Kirgizstan and Lebanon had been on a shopping spree at a city mall on Saturday.

The female athletes reportedly purchased branded apparels, jewellery and sports footwear from the mall in Bhubaneswar.

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