The visit of Richard Gere to the temples is expected to help promote Indonesia, Sapta Nirwandar, the tourism and culture ministry`s director general of marketing, said in a press conference here Friday.
"Hopefully, Gere`s visit will attract more foreign tourists to Borobudur Temple," he said.
In Borobudur temple, the actor will join a Morning Peace Walk with Buddha priests.
He will also conduct a boddhi tree planting in the temple area. The co-star of Julia Robert in Pretty Woman will later visit Pawon and Mendut temples.
Gere, a recipient of the Golden Globe Award will be an honor of guest at the Masterpiece of Borobudur Ballet to be performed at an open stage of Aksobya, eastern feet of Borobudur.
"Gere has a lot fans in Asia, the United States and Europe, so his visit hopefully will help promote Borobudur and Prambanan temples world-wide," he said.
Richard Gere, a Buddhist, is also scheduled to meet Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik in Jakarta, and Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X in Yogyakarta Sultanate Palace.
Gere will visit Indonesia with his family.
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