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The Waterfront Tourist Function Zoning and Development of the Mountainous City --a Case Study of Chongqing Main City

Author(s): FENG Wei-bo | YU Jin-yong | YANG Rui | QIN Qu

Journal: Journal of Chongqing Normal University
ISSN 1672-6693

Volume: 26;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 110;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: mountainous city | waterfront space | tourist function zoning | development

As a typical representative of mountainous cities, Chongqing has a generous waterfront tourist resources. However, with the rapid development of tourist, the waterfront tourism resources have not been very welldeveloped and utilized. Based on the comprehensive analysis of the waterfront natural and human tourism and resources in Chongqing main city, the article proposes the theme and image of waterfront tourism and gives six principles of the division and development of the waterfront tourist space and combines the spatial distribution of waterfront tourist resources with the waterfront tourist spatial layout. According to the characteristics and distribution features of the waterfront tourist resources, seven functional tourist zones have been divided. They are Beibei canyon and hot spring waterfront tourist zone, Shuitu-Yuelai agricultural sightseeing waterfront tourist zone, Ciqikou-Chaotianmen cultural ecology waterfront tourist zone, Xipent-Yudong eco-island beach waterfront tourist zone, Yudong-Lijiatuo factories and wharfs waterfront tourist zone, Lijiatuo Chaotianmen cultural ecology waterfront tourist zone, Chaotianmen-Wubao canyon and islands waterfront tourist zone. The content and form of the development of each functional zone have arranged in so in detail, that is very conductive to the advantages of Chongqing main city's waterfront tourism. At the same time, Chongqing's waterfront zoning and development of tourism provide an important reference for the other waterfront cities in the Three Gorges reservoir area.

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