GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (5): 845-853.doi: 10.11821/yj2011050008

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Characteristics of cultural tourism resources and the modes of cultural industry development in Shanxi Province

SUN Yu-mei, QIN Jun-li   

  1. School of Trade, Shanxi Datong University, Datong 037009, Shanxi, China
  • Received:2010-11-05 Revised:2011-03-29 Online:2011-05-20 Published:2011-05-20

Abstract: Currently, cultural tourism is a mainstream in the development of tourism in the world. Shanxi has rich in cultural tourism resources. It is the only wayout for Shanxi to enhance the sightseeing resources to take the lead in the development of the cultural industry so that its tourism and culture could be blended. Based on the analysis of the current situation of the development and utilization of the tourism resources in Shanxi, the authors believe that in the development of the cultural industry this province should take five different modes according to local conditions, namely, the interactive development mode of tourist industry and cultural industry based on the development of cultural tourism resources, the protective development mode focusing on ancient buildings and sites, the market development mode that is centered on movies, performing arts and folk arts, the multiple investing & financing mode focusing on the innovation of cultural systems and mechanisms and the government-guiding mode relying on policies, etc. In the process of the development and utilization of cultural resources, Shanxi should deal with the relationship between the development of cultural tourism resources and the protection of cultural tourism resources in a proper way, and promote the sustainable development of the cultural industry by means of combining government guidance with market orientation.

Key words: Shanxi, cultural tourism resources, cultural industry, development mode