Residents' use and perceptions of the Summer Palace World Heritage Site in Beijing, China
by Ming Ming Su; Geoffrey Wall
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology (IJTA), Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014

Abstract: Many heritage sites are shared by tourists and local residents. Residents are often portrayed and examined as service providers and impact receivers. However, the recreational and social uses of heritage by local residents are often neglected at heritage site and have seldom been researched. This paper identifies use patterns, motivations, perceptions and experiences of local users at the Summer Palace World Heritage Site in Beijing, China. Research findings enhance the understanding of residents' uses and perceptions of a world heritage site. Practical implications are generated to inform future management decisions at heritage sites shared by local users and tourists.

Online publication date: Thu, 30-Oct-2014

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