The Entrance of a Tourist Attraction as a “Threshold”

Puxiu Wang (College of Art in Nanjing University of Finance and Economics)

Tourism is an artistic and personal ritual. Scenic areas lift visitors out of their mundane lives and into an aesthetic space. When the journey is over, individuals return to their daily lives with a new mindset. Throughout this ritual process, the entrance to tourist attractions serves as a "threshold," providing visitors with a transitional space to adapt to the new aesthetic environment and their new identity. Many organizations have not recognized the importance of the entrance and only see it as a place for tickets. This greatly undermines the tourist experience. My research aims to investigate to what extent the tourist experience is affected by the entrance.

Part of 05-02 The Landscape of Heritage, Friday, November 03, 10:30 am–12:30 pm