Traditional thinking and sense of tourism

By Prof. Mokhlesur Rahman

Folklore is the basic element of traditional thoughts. This folklore is the cultural expression shared within a population. These include oral traditions such as stories, proverbs, jokes, etc., material cultural elements, and traditional art forms. Again, folklore is formed from folk knowledge, which includes folk beliefs, rituals, customs and traditions. Each of these individually and collectively is considered as a folk style sign.

Artifacts containing these folk styles have been transmitted from one place to another and from one generation to another, creating modern society. Traditions of folk culture have been passed down through informal rituals orally or through performance and have reached the present day. Folk wisdom is eternal and in no way dependent on anyone. Rather, people’s lifestyles, values, traditions, and consciousness have been developed depending on folk wisdom. As a result, a set of life-oriented activities necessary for life has developed – now known as tourism.

The integration of traditional thinking with the sense of tourism is necessary. Although traditional thought is the invisible wealth of folk knowledge, the visible shape of a society is formed based on it. All the visible elements of human life like food, clothing, housing, vehicles, etc. are the result of traditional folk wisdom. Similarly, intangible resources such as language, music, behavior, customs, rituals, etc. are part of folklore through which the arts, rituals, customs, cultural consciousness values ​​, etc. are born in society. Folklore of the people of a society has sustained them, excelled them, and passed them down through the generations to the advanced towns. As a result, various needs of life have been created and fulfilled through various inventions.

Every tradition lives as glory in the human brain. It can never be deleted. Heritage is a traditional art form. Traditional knowledge about language, food, dress, customs, rituals, music, arts, etc. is developed in the form of arts among people in many ways. Every stage of life is embellished and later it takes shape in art. As a result, industrialization enriches the lifestyle of people through obsession. Tourism is born from this art form of traditional thinking of life. Every biological and human subject, genre, every moment stands as itself through the sense of tourism to identify the meaning and meaning of life. Tourism creates a sense of life as a blend of all life-oriented activities – making every aspect of life inextricably linked to tourism. Like traditional knowledge, tourism also has an artistic form. Art of life is present in every fold of tourism. So the tourism industry belongs to the human sense. It is logical to take the help of tourism guides to check the level and quality of life. Again, it is desirable to awaken the sense of tourism and turn it into a practical object. Cultural composites are made up of tangible or intangible heritage elements, which create consumptive appeal. But the ethics of tourism combined with it provide the organizational form of a life-oriented and sustainable society. An important innovation in traditional folklore is tourism. People have brought tourism to life through the synthesis of folklore. In tourism, various visible and invisible elements of folklore are first highlighted as unattractive. Then according to this attraction, products to meet the physical needs of tourists are made with visible elements to meet the needs. On the other hand, invisible components are made of service products to meet mental, knowledge-based, and spiritual needs. This synthesis is multidimensional but self-sustaining. Because folk wisdom does not depend on anyone else. Rather, it stands on its axis, changes form, and synthesizes in multidimensionality. 



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