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Integration of rural landscape characters of the Pahang-Terengganu coastal route for tourism route planning

Zulkifli, Nabilah Huda and Ibrahim, Putri Haryati and Zakariya, Khalilah (2020) Integration of rural landscape characters of the Pahang-Terengganu coastal route for tourism route planning. Alam Cipta: International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice, 13 (Special Issue 1 (May)). pp. 6-13. ISSN 1823-7231

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Landscape characters of a place are shaped by its natural geographic conditions and alterations from human activities. The sceneries found along a certain route can signify the image of a place and enhance tourist experience. This study addresses issues regarding the fragmentation and disconnection of landscape characters that have potentials to be planned and integrated, so that a practical approach can be used by relevant authorities to plan the tourism route and sustain the rural landscape characters. The aim of this paper is to delineate the coastal landscapes characters along the Pahang-Terengganu east coast route. The methods used for this research are content analysis from various literature reviews to derive at a conceptual framework, field observations and assessment of the landscape characters found along the Pahang-Terengganu east coast route, and describing the landscape characters from aspects of natural factors and cultural social factors. The findings of the study revealed that the coastal landscape characters for the Pahang-Terengganu stretch are highly influenced by human interactions with the natural resources that are native to the area. The dominant landscape characters that are visible along the routes are composed of natural and cultural settings such as vegetated areas, the seaside and traditional villages, as well as industrial and commercial areas. Future plans and developments need to integrate the natural and cultural landscape characters of the route, towards establishing the Pahang-Terengganu coastal route as one of the scenic tourism routes in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5381/80887
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rural landscape characters, Tourism planning, Coastal landscape
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: LAr. Dr. Putri Haryati Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 10:46
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 00:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80887

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