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Mapping the landscape characters along a rural route for tourism

Abdul Wahab, Nur Amirah and Zakariya, Khalilah and Ibrahim, Putri Haryati and Ibrahim, Illyani (2018) Mapping the landscape characters along a rural route for tourism. Planning Malaysia, 16 (1). pp. 131-140. ISSN 1675-6215

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Abstract

The scenic landscape characters along driving routes have been acknowledged by numerous studies to be important in planning for rural tourism. Landscape characters shape the setting and ambience of a place. This study focuses on mapping the landscape characters along a rural route as a way to identify potential characteristics to be conserved and enhanced for tourism. The case study area covers the Kuala Selangor to Sabak Bernam route, which is part of a federal route that runs along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Using landscape character mapping, observation and landscape character assessment (LCA), mapping was conducted to identify and analyse the landscape characters along the route based on the physical, cultural and environmental attributes. It is found that each segment along the route has its own attributes and the physical images based on their activities and environment. This study found that the rural route has a unique and distinctive rural landscape identity that needs to be integrated with the planning of infrastructure and road system, in order for it to increase tourism activities.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4776/66550
Uncontrolled Keywords: landscape character assessment (LCA); rural tourism; tourism route
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr. Khalilah Zakariya
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 15:45
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 16:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66550

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