Significance of Cultural Heritage Preservation in Sustainable Cultural Tourism: Muradiye Complex in Bursa, Turkey

DURAK S., Yeke S. T., Arslan T.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, vol.5, no.4, pp.1-12, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14207/ejsd.2016.v5n4p1
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Cultural tourism has become one of the important sectors of tourism in recent years with the growing awareness on cultural heritage. As being aware of the tourism potential of cultural heritage sites, policy makers pay special attention to preservation of these sites. However, the increasing number of visitors depending on the promotion of culture and history began to endanger the sustainability of heritage sites. In order to ensure the balance between preservation and utilization, researchers investigated the ways for welcoming large number of visitors without risking the sustainability.