Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Island Tourism Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1180

An island landscape can have high tourism value. Based on the factors that affected its formation, these landscapes can be divided into the following categories: (1) alluvial island landscapes, which are generally found near estuaries along the coast, such as Caofeidian at Bohai and Chongming Island in the Changjiang estuary; (2) continental island landscapes, which is formed by marine erosion and transgression of the continental plates or by the uplift of the continental shelf, such as the Zhoushan Islands and the Changshan archipelago in the Gulangyu tourism area in Xiamen Province; (3) oceanic island landscapes, which are located in the middle of the ocean and are composed of islands that formed by tectonic uplift, volcanic eruptions or biological processes, such as the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji Islands and Tonga Islands; and (4) tombolo landscapes, which form when islands are linked by sand bars or sand spits, such as Bijia Hill in Huludao City, Liaoning Province, Zhifu Island in...

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