PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2008, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (3): 134-140.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2008.03.019

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Compar ison and Analysis of Tour ist Development Models in Gr and Shangr i- la Region

XU Kejian   

  1. China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083
  • Received:2007-10-01 Revised:2008-01-01 Online:2008-05-25 Published:2008-05-25


The so- called Shangri- la region is actually the main body of the Hengduan Mountains, administratively including eastern Tibet,northwestern and southwestern Sichuan. It is one of the few hotspots of biological and cultural diversity in the world. According to the nature of the tourist developer, this paper has summed up three models of tourist development in the Grand Shangri- la region, which are Mingyong Development Model, Hailuogou Development Model and Yulong Snow- covered Mountain Development Model, respectively. Then, the paper makes a concrete analysis of advantages and disadvantages of these models. It is shown that they overrun economic benefits and some serious problems exit in the management systems, e.g., the administrative power, managerial authority and ownership are in confusion; the government ownership is multi- separated; the status of the state, a representative of state- owned resources owner, is not clear. The paper suggests that the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress should strengthen legislation on national important landscape resources like the World Heritage sites, national nature reserves, national geoparks, national scenic spots, etc., so as to build a strict supervision and management system. It is also necessary to respect the traditional religious belief and taboo of the ethnic minorities and bring them into play in protecting environment; to encourage communities to participate in protection and supervision; to support and bring up environmental NGOs, to enhance the whole nation’s awareness of environmental protection, and finally to promote sustainable development in the Grand Shangri- la region.

Key words: Grand Shangri- la region, Hailuogou development model, Mingyong development model, Yulong snow- covered mountain development model