Ecotourism Planning Ideas of Ancient Buildings in Suzhou (Jiangsu, China) from the Perspective of Tourism Spatial Economy
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This paper follows China’s national tourism spatial layout planning of the "14th Five-Year Plan". High quality tourism development must meet the characteristics of "spot radiation, belt series and network coordination". Therefore, in this paper, Suzhou, the city with long history, also known as the ancient Jiangnan (regions in the south of Yangtze River), located in Jiangsu Province, China, is taken as a case study. From the perspective of space economy, the discuss mainly focus on the planning ideas of ancient architecture ecotourism in Suzhou. Case analysis highlights that ecological tourism of ancient buildings in Suzhou lacks comprehensive spatial planning, the concept of the ancient architectures touring is positioned backward, the spatial coupling of tourism-related goods and service is insufficient, and the authenticity of ancient architectures is lost and excessively hollowed out. Countermeasures is put forward at the end of this paper, suggesting that future directions include building an idea of space-oriented tourism planning, increasing the spatial characteristics of ancient architecture tourism, increasing links between tourism and tourism-related industries, and creating a multidimensional symbiosis mechanism for spatial economy forms.
Space economy; Space perspective; Ancient architecture tourism; Tourism development