Chapter 20 Tourism, heritage protection and utilization in China
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With a vast land area, long history and rich cultural diversity, China is rich in heritage resources and has high potential for heritage tourism development. However, with a relatively short modern history of tourism and a great demand for further development, heritage tourism in China faces many challenges. This chapter analyses the current multistakeholder management structure of heritage tourism in China and discusses its implications for heritage tourism management practices. In addition, with case studies of two Great Wall World Heritage Sites in Beijing, issues concerning community participation in heritage tourism are presented and discussed. The shared tourism use between different types of visitors and residents are analysed with case studies of the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven World Heritage Sites.

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