Anthropological Study of Tourism Attractions in Mahdishahr and Its Role in Sustainable Development (Compared to India)

Document Type: Original Article


1 Ph.D. of Anthropology & Academic member, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran

2 M.A. Student in Geography of Tourism, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran


Sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting somewhere as a tourist and trying to make a positive impact on the environment, society, culture and economy. Sustainable development refers to the use without exploitation of natural, cultural and all other tourist resources from the current generation, it means to preserve them for future use by future generations. Iran is famous in the world for kind hospitality, friendliness, and a beautiful Landscape and unique places like Mahdishahr. The people of Mahdishahr in Semnan province are so hospitable and warm-blooded and are so keen on making progress in different terms. There are some historical and beautiful places in this city. Therefore, the main purpose in this paper is to investigate the aspects of tourism in Mahdishahr by Sustainable and anthropological view and also to study and Introduction of Mahdishahr Tourist Attractions.
The method in this paper is qualitative and also action research and tools of data collection is documentary (Library and Internet), in-depth interview and also participation. It is worth mentioning that in the theoretical framework the present research is based on law theory for its analysis of data. Findings show that Mahdishahr is a good potential for tourist attraction.


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