Grief Tourism

Travel to areas affected by natural disasters, places where people were murdered, etc.

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Death Railway in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

6th November 2008

Here’s an article that starts off with one dark tourism expereince and then starts discussing different examples of dark tourism.¬† Apparently there’s an attraction known as Death Railway in¬†Kanchanaburi, Thailand. It’s a bridge built during WWII where “13,000 PoWs, 80,000 Asian labourers and 1,000 Japanese and Korean guards died while working in the most appalling […]

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Tsunami disaster tourism: Phuket, Thailand

5th June 2006

On the morning of December 26, 2004, Phuket, the largest island of Thailand, felt the first shock of the 9.0 earthquake that brought the “Andaman Wave” to the shores of the Andaman Sea on the Indian Ocean coastline. Hotels along the waterfront were filled with tourists on vacation for the Christmas holidays, unaware of what […]

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