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dc.title Geo-tourism perspectives in East Kazakhstan en
dc.contributor.author Chlachula, Jiří
dc.relation.ispartof Geography, Environment, Sustainability
dc.identifier.issn 2071-9388 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2019
utb.relation.volume 12
utb.relation.issue 2
dc.citation.spage 29
dc.citation.epage 43
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Lomonosov Moscow State University
dc.identifier.doi 10.24057/2071-9388-2018-78
dc.relation.uri https://ges.rgo.ru/jour/article/view/736
dc.subject Altai en
dc.subject East kazakhstan en
dc.subject Geo- and cultural heritage en
dc.subject Geotourism en
dc.subject Topography diversity en
dc.description.abstract Eastern Kazakhstan and the adjacent Gorno Altai of southern Siberia encompass very mosaic landscapes across all the geographic and geomorphic zones enclosing numerous (pre-)historic monuments, some of them being a part of the UNESCO World natural and cultural heritage. Excepting the high-mountain ranges (Rudno and Southern Altai, Narym, Tarbagatay and Dzhungarskiy Alatau) surrounding the territory, the interior open arid steppes characterized by a broken relief of the granite-built Central Kazakhstan Hills as well as the barren rocky semi-deserts in the SE parts of the land remain largely unexplored and tourism-uncovered. The extraordinary topographic diversity was generated by complex geological processes associated with the Cainozoic orogenesis and the changing Quaternary climates. Geo-tourism focusing on the most exquisite landscape forms (geo-sites) and geological formations is a new trend in the country with still minor activities that take advantage of the region’s supreme geo-heritage potential. The unquestionable touristic-recreational attractiveness of this geographically marginal area of Central Asia (historically a part of the Russian Empire’s Tomsk Gubernia) reflects unique natural features - both geomorphic and biotic - including orographic, hydrologic, climatic, mineral and pedogenic, as well as rare endemic plants and wildlife in addition to the colourful national Kazakh and Russian traditions. In spite of these predispositions, an introduction of a vital, sustainable geo-tourism in East Kazakhstan is impeded by the limited accessibility to the region due to an insufficient year-round transport infrastructure and poor local accommodation facilities in addition to the restricting boarder-zone entry regulations. © 2019, Lomonosov Moscow State University. All rights reserved. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1009101
utb.identifier.obdid 43880585
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85071699154
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-19T07:56:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-19T07:56:16Z
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Chlachula, Jiří
utb.fulltext.sponsorship The conducted geography and geoheritage investigations in East Kazakhstan were a part of field studies coordinated by the author and supported by the Czech Ministry of Environment, the Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University, Ust’- Kamenogorsk and the Irbis ngo.
utb.scopus.affiliation Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Laboratory for Palaeoecology, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic
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