Grief Tourism

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

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Description of a sky burial

26th June 2012

If memory serves, our first post on this site was an article by Sharon Slayton about Thanatourism and sky burials in Tibet. Recently I came across a description of a sky burial by Chinese author, Ma Jian, as cited by Troy Parfitt in Why China Will Never Rule the World. Be warned – this is […]

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Thanatourism: Sky burials in Tibet

3rd September 2006

Thanatourism is derived from the Ancient Greek word thanatos in mythology, for the personification of death. ¬†Thanatourism is an extreme form of grief tourism that involves the dark contemplation of death at the time of its occurrence. ¬†Every religion has a different approach to death and in the mountains of Tibet, there is (from the […]

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