Analysis of Silk Road Tourism Development (Emphasizing On South Korea)
Abstract. In a research about “formation of Silk Road through security” (Case study: The works and findings of archeology regarding the road from Semnan to Garmsar), K. Niknami and M. Dahpahlavan came up with the following results: Undoubtedly, the governments and merchants have founded precise plans and transaction methods during the history to dominate Silk Road. Silk Road in its route, from the city of Shahroud to Caspi Gates (Eivankey) in Iran was as a narrow natural passageway, limited from the north to Alborz Mountains, and from the south to the Desert (Kavir). Studying historical texts, analyzing the ancient times and analyzing the strategic roles and importance of security in formation of roads, all indicate that natural bases and required facilities should have been provided for the environmental, physical, financial and commercial (transactions) securities for establishing an international connecting route. R. Sorour (2008) found the following results in a research about “Silk Road and its symbolic role in realization of the Islamic nations in the globalization era: Silk Road is the base of the oldest cultural, scientific and commercial exchanges and transactions in the history of East and West, and an effective factor in developing the relations between different nations as well as extending Iranian/Islamic culture. Due to its location within the mentioned cultural centers, the role of Iran is quite important and decisive that by benefiting from thousands of geographical, historical, archeological, scientific, cultural attractions etc. could have a great role in developing historical elaborations of the Islamic world and also realizing the Islamic nations union plan in the globalization era. E.Aliakbari (2012) came across the following results in a book “Iran tourism geography: Desert trips and participating in the tours for old caravans in apparently rough but beautiful environments are among the methods that could revive the desert regions (P: 54, 310).
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