Abstract: The Tibetan-Qiang-Yi cultural tourism belt, which locates from Lhasa City in Tibet Autonomous Region in the west to Lanzhou City in Gansu Province in the north, Xi’an City in Shaanxi Province in the east, and Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province in the south, is a kind of landscape avenue and tourist corridor. It is also a geographic channel which extends from the snow plateau, through the gorge region, Gobi, grasslands, low mountains and hills, to the tropical rain forest. It is also a national corridor with many ethnic groups along the line in which Tibet, Qiang and Yi are the three main ethnic groups. Along the line, the humanities landscape is pluralistic, the natural landscape is unique, the geographical environment is complex, the ecological environment is fragile, the earthquake activity is frequent, and the national culture is rich. This line not only has some unique natural and humanities’ tourism resources for the development of cultural tourism industry, but also has a variety of constraints hindering the development of cultural tourism belt requires the establishment of a benign linkage and cooperation mechanism, on the base of the unified protection actions, development planning, infrastructure, service standards and industrial policies among the provinces along the line, so that to shape the “Tibetan-Qiang-Yi” cultural tourism brand and build a cultural tourism belt with international significance.
Key words: “Tibetan-Qiang-Yi”; cultural tourism; belt development
The Chinese version appeared in Journal of Central China Normal University, 2019(01).