EVALUATION AND REGIONALATION OF THE TOURIST RESOURCES IN MOUNT TUOMUER NATURE RESERVE, XINJIANG, CHINA
Jia Baoquan; Yan Shun; Xu Yingqin; Yang Yunliang(Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Scicnces, Urumqi 830011, China)
Mount Tuomuer Nature Reserve is located on the southern sIope of the Tianshan Mountains, Xinjiang. Totally 52 tourist scenic sites have been found by field investigation, of which 96.3% are natural tourist resources. Based on the analytical hierarchial process (AHP) method, the evaluation of the tourist resources is discussed firstly. The result shows that there are 5, 7, 27 and 13 tourist sites in grade one to four respectively. All the tourist sites in grade one, two and four are natural sites. Because the tourist sites including 2 cultural sites in grade three constitute the majority in this region, they are suggested to be the main part of the tourist development and construction in the future.Mount Tuomuer Nature Reserve is relatively small (only 2, 720km2) and the tourist sites distribute along rivers, so the relative integration is regarded as the main principle, and the nature reserve is divided into 2 subregions and 4 microregions. Each of the subregions, namely Taklak and Bozton, has 2 microregions. The Taklak subregion includes 3 independent watersheds, i. e. Taklak River, Big Tailan River and Little Tailan River watersheds, of which the management station of Mount Tuomuer Nature Reserve is its center. Because the distribution of the tourist resources and tourist routes are interlinked in Taklak River and Big Tailan River watersheds, they are regionalized into one microregion, namely Big Tailan microregion. Another one is called Little Tailan microregion in the Taklak subregion. In the Bozton subregion, there are 3 watersheds, Big Kuzbagi River, Little Kuzbayi River and Muzart River watersheds. A road connects Little Kuzbayi River watershed with Muzart River watershed and there are only 2 tourist sites in the debouchure of Muzart River, therefore, they are regionalized into one microregion, i. e. Little Kuzbayi microregion. The Big Kuzbayi River watershed is regarded as another microregion in the Bozton subregion.