PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2023, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (9): 1769-1782.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2023.09.009

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Evolution and simulation of land use functional structure in rural tourism destinations: A case study of Sanping Village in Jiangxi Province

WAN Peiyu1(), XU Guoliang1,*(), WAN Chunyan2   

  1. 1. School of Public Finance & Public Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang 330013, China
    2. School of Information Management, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang 330013, China
  • Received:2022-12-31 Revised:2023-04-18 Online:2023-09-28 Published:2023-09-27
  • Contact: XU Guoliang;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(42161047);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41701196);China Postdoctoral Science Fund Project(2018M642583)


The land use function of rural tourism destinations is the foundation of the transformation and reconstruction of rural spatial functions. Exploring the spatial and temporal evolution characteristics of land use function types in rural tourism destinations and carrying out scenario simulation in different situations can provide a reference for analyzing the impact of tourism on rural tourism destinations. Taking Sanping Village, Jing'an County, Jiangxi Province as an example, this study analyzed the evolution of land use functional structure from 2007 to 2019 by using multi-source remote sensing images and ArcGIS spatial analysis tools, and simulated the land use functional structure under two future scenarios of "tourism priority development" and "protection-constrained development" by using the PLUS model. The results show that: 1) The land use function of Sanping Village was affected by the transformation of land use. From the traditional village with ecological conservation, agricultural production, rural housing, public services, and other functions, it was gradually transformed into a tourism village with tourism reception, tourism leisure, transportation, and other composite functions. From the initial participation period to the fast development period, the land use type index value increased by 13%, and the expansion intensity index value of tourism function land increased by 1.29 times. 2) With the advancement of tourism, the spatial diffusion and spillover characteristics of tourism function land in Sanping Village were obvious. In the natural germination period, the tourism function land was mainly distributed along the main road. But in the fast development period, the tourism function land began to extend to the natural village along the secondary roads. 3) In the future scenario simulation, compared with the protection-constrained development scenario, under the tourism priority development scenario the function of agricultural production and ecological conservation decreases more, but the tourism reception function will increase.

Key words: rural tourism destination, land use function, scenario simulation, PLUS model, Sanping Village, Jiangxi Province