The Study of Cultural Landscapes of Central Yakutia for the Development of Scientific Tourism

  • Viktoriya FILIPPOVA Senior Researcher at the Institute for Humanities Research and Indigenous Studies of the North, Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Antonina SAVVINOVA Associate Professor at M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Institute of Natural Sciences, Department of Ecology and Geography
  • Yuri DANILOV Professor at M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Institute of Natural Sciences, Department of Ecology and Geography
  • Sébastien GADAL Professor at Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS ESPACE UMR 7300
  • Jūratė Kamičaitytė-Virbašienė Professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Department of Architecture and Urbanism
Keywords: Yakutia, Khangalassky region, landscapes, scientific tourism

Abstract

In this article authors analyse natural and cultural landscapes for scientific tourism. Central Yakutia with the unique permafrost landscapes is a rich and large territory of sites of interest for the development of “scientific tourism” for explorers, researchers or eco-natural-tourists. There are three types of scientific tourism relevant for Central Yakutia: the aim of which is scientific research; the aim of which is practical training and education of students of educational institutions; the aim of which is introducing the history of scientific research, unique natural resources, historical and cultural heritage to a wide range of people. The objects of interest of scientific tourism – landscapes of Khangalassky region – are classified according the selected types of scientific tourism using methods of secondary sources analysis and field research. The study showed that scientific tourism on the territory of Central Yakutia is quite feasible and has great prospects due to the unique landscapes. It can also give impetus for the new scientific discoveries. In one of these new areas the research is being conducted within the framework of the project RSF 15-18-20047, which justifies the application of the concept of identifying the ontological characteristics of the landscapes with the use of linguistic and mental representation of it. The determination and description of cultural landscapes, collection of field materials and mapping of the cultural and landscape zoning of Khangalassky region was funded by the RSF.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.sace.21.4.19501

Published
2018-02-01
Section
Articles