Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2022, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (6): 1109-1115.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2022.06.015

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Protection and Tourism Development of Cultural Heritage of Place Names in Chengdu, China

ZHOU Wenying(), LIU Qiongying()   

  1. Leshan Vocational and Technical College, Leshan, Sichuan 614000, China
  • Received:2021-06-20 Accepted:2022-01-22 Online:2022-11-30 Published:2022-10-12
  • Contact: LIU Qiongying
  • About author:ZHOU Wenying, E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    The Soft Science Project of Sichuan Department of Science and Technology(2019JDR0260)


Place names that contain rich regional cultural connotations are “living fossils” of history and culture, and they are of great tourist value. Taking the main urban area of Chengdu City as an example, this paper analyzes the cultural characteristics and connotations of place names, as well as their tourist values. This value is believed to mainly include stimulating tourists' interest in traveling, presenting local tourism features, enhancing the travel experience of the visitors and serving the tourism economy. Then this paper discusses the problems of place name cultural heritage and puts forward the tourism development strategies for Chengdu's place name culture. Such strategies could include establishing a tourism place name system of Chengdu scenic spot names, using place names in the restoration and development of ancient scenery, combining place names with food tourism resources and high-quality tourism commodities, developing cultural and creative products related to Chengdu place names, strengthening the theoretical discussion on Chengdu place name culture and conducting dissemination activities for Chengdu place name culture.

Key words: place name culture, tourism development, Chengdu