Historical and cultural attractions, and Its role in economic development in Golestan Province
Payam Noor University, Golestan Province
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Abstract: Iran is among ten prime countries throughout the world in terms of tourism attractions. This ancient land, with cultural values, long history of civilization, monuments and historic structures, has always been interesting andspectacular for tourists. Golestan province, with an area equivalent to 20438.7 sq km, is considered as part of the vast land of Iran which has historically a brilliant history; in addition, with more than 1,100 historical and cultural monuments is one of the major tourist areas in northern Iran. This paper aims to introduce the potential tourist capabilities (historic and cultural) of Golestan province and provide the appropriate strategies for optimal utilization of these capabilities in attracting tourists as well as providing the areas for promoting the economic level of local communities and a more balanced distribution of income in the province by researching in the documents and library resources and surveys.
[Akbar Sharbati. Historical and cultural attractions, and Its role in economic development in Golestan Province. Life Sci J 2013;10(4s):229-234]. (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 34
Keywords: Tourism; Golestan province; historical monuments; cultural attractions; towers