GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (3): 565-573.doi: 10.11821/yj2010030019

• Culture and Tourism • Previous Articles    

Characteristics and development of tourism resource objects in Hinggan League of Inner Mongolia

FU Hua1,2, LI Jun-yan3   

  1. 1. School of Resources, Environment &|Tourism, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China;
    2. Institute of Tourism Plan &|Design, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China;
    3. Hinggan Tourism Bureau of Inner Mongolia, Ulanhot 137400, Inner Mongolia, China
  • Received:2009-09-21 Revised:2009-10-12 Online:2010-03-20 Published:2010-03-20


In order to develop a practical strategy for developing tourism resources and to speed up the "tourism to revitalize Hinggan League" process, it is necessary to define the quantities of tourism resource objects, distributions and combinations. Hinggan League, located in China's temperate forest steppe zone, has a long history of human activities and natural and cultural tourism resources, as well as distinct cultural characteristics of the grassland. In accordance with GBPT18972-2003 resource classification system, with a surveying database of tourism resource objects and a mean square deviation and empirical equation, this paper deals with characteristics and development of tourism resource objects in Hinggan League. Fundamental types of tourism resources have distinctive features of meadow cultures. There are fewer tourism resource objects in the middle part than in the northern and southern parts. Ulanhot has the greatest density of tourism resource objects, and Horqin Right-wing Banner has the smallest ones. Horqin Right-wing Banner has the maximum value D(X) .In order to reduce the development of capital, it is required to select key regional regions to develop. Different fundamental types of tourism resources contain different numbers of tourism resource objects. Horqin Right-wing Banner has an ideal combination model of tourism resources. Combining the tourism industry with tourism resources, the paper gives proposals on tourism developments in this league as well as in the other six counties (or banners). The number and type of tourism resources are the main basis for the direction of the tourism industry. Resource quality and quantity should be considered to make tourism development strategy. High-quality tourism resources have a strong attraction for the formation of well-known scenic spots, such as Arxan scenic hot springs. However, the undue emphasis on the quality of tourism resources is bound to increase over the number of visitors to scenic areas, exceeding the capacity of the tourism environment, which will lead to a sharp decline in the quality of tourism resources. The amount of tourism resources has something to do with the scale of tourism development in the region, and scientific and reasonable development is expected to foster distinctive scenic spots (points). In the region with the concentration of objects, small-scale tour operators can make universal access to more generous returns for the local population, and is conducive to resource conservation.

Key words: Hinggan League, tourism resource, object, combination