Tourism’s Impact on Visual Landscape: Residents’ Perceptions from a Traditional Chinese Village
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School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
School of Fine Arts and Design, Huaihua University, Huaihua, China
School of Geography and Resource Science, Neijiang Normal University, Neijiang, China
School of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
Submission date: 2023-08-31
Final revision date: 2023-10-20
Acceptance date: 2023-12-01
Online publication date: 2024-05-20
Publication date: 2024-06-07
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Huaheng Shen   

School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2024;33(4):4707-4719
As spending on measures to protect the quality of the visual landscape of traditional villages has increased, it is important to better understand tourism development’s impact on how visual landscapes are perceived by residents of these traditional villages. Using Huangdu Dong Village as a case study, this study examined tourism development’s impact on visual landscape perception from residents’ perspective. A questionnaire was designed that focused on three landscape dimensions-natural, cultural, and tourism and facilities landscapes; 152 questionnaires were analyzed using the Pearson correlation coefficient. The results showed that the impact of tourism development on the natural landscape was not significant, but it exerted a more pronounced influence on village topography. It significantly improved the tourism and facilities landscape. Additionally, tourism development’s impact on perceived visual landscape differed according to demographic characteristics; for example, respondents aged 18-30 had perceived less change of some visual landscape elements than older respondents, and respondents who had lived in the village for 21-30 years asserted that tourism development had impacted the animal diversity more than other groups. Based on the results, recommendations were made for local governments, policymakers, and residents.
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