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ISAS2018-Winter - 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Scientific Studies, Samsun, Turkey, Nov 30, 2018

Tourism Potential of Agricultural Areas; The Case Study of Tea (Camellia sinensis) Gardens in Rize (ISAS2018-Winter_158)
Nilgün Güneroğlu1*, Elif Kaya Şahin2, Hilal Kahveci3
1Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
2Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
3Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University  , Giresun, Turkey
* Corresponding author: nayhan@ktu.edu.tr
Published Date: 2019-01-14   |   Page (s): 839-841   |    21     5

ABSTRACT The activities of agricultural landscapes in Turkey are quite diverse and cover large areas. Agricultural product type
diversity is considerably high in the country thanks to global geographic position, which is characterized as a temperate
transition zone on Northern hemisphere. One of the most important of these cultural landscapes is the area of Eastern Black
Sea mainly Rize that is famous for tea cultivation. Tea is a plant that provides economical profits for the region, as well as
being an important agricultural element that reflecting traditional culture and creates visual beauties. The socio-economic
prosperity achieved through tea cultivation suggests that existing tea gardens in the region can also be used for eco-tourism or
agro tourism purposes.
The aim of this study was to determine the agricultural tourism potential of the tea plantations in the Rize city. For this
purpose, a questionnaire consists of 17 questions was prepared and applied to 100 respondents who are mainly tea farmers of
the region.
The results revealed important findings regarding tourism activities in the region such as hiking inside the tea gardens,
participating to harvesting practice and short staying in the area. Various recommendations for agricultural tourism suggested
for tea gardens which are very aesthetic, cultural, natural and therapeutic. These suggestions were made according to usage and
protection principals by considering long term sustainability of the region.  
KEYWORDS Tea, Agricultural tourism, Sustainability, Rize, Turkey
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