Cultural Heritage And Heritage Preservation

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Cultural heritage is a testimony to reflect the distinctiveness of a place made by human (UNESCO World Heritage Centre, 2008). According to Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau (n.d.), Macau has a wealth of cultural heritage which illustrates the interchange between China and the West such as knowledge, religions, and social trends. Thus, Macau is listed as Historic Centre of Macau in the World Heritage List since there is a significant number of built heritage in the western styles as well as local style in China. In 2014, tourist arrival amounts to 31,525,632 and total spending of visitors is MOP 61.75 billion (Documentation and Information Centre of Statistics and Census Service, 2015). As a result, cultural tourism promotes the growth of the…show more content…
Kathmandu is a historic site that demonstrates the art of metallurgy through its ornaments in the nature of heritage like the images of deities (Becker-Ritterspach, 2010). Meanwhile, cultural tourism is regarded by countries as an opportunity to expand their economy. According to Borona and Ndiema (2014), it helps to boost employments, investments as well as the growth of local business. In addition, they conclude that place identity of the community members grows in line with their pride in heritage. Besides, Vong (2015) interviewed Macau youths for evaluating the mediating effect of place identity of Macau youths in cultural tourism corresponding to their place attachment. It was found that their place identity grows with their perception about heritage conservation in Macau. Similarly, it appears to apply to less concentration of historic environment when local residents perceive something special to them (English Heritage, 2009). Therefore, heritage conservation contributes social cohesion which favours the sustainability of the society. Cultural tourism obtains the support of the community because their interests are secured. In general, cultural tourism not only restores the historic structures but also promotes the investments on cultural values (Borona & Ndiema, 2014). Naumov (2015) emphasizes that the involvement of people is integral to the success of cultural tourism since visitors intend to explore different
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