Grief Tourism

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

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 conditions imaginable.”

I have no idea why there would be Korean guards when Korea was occupied by Japan at the time. It seems like there would be a number of Koreans among the “Asian laborers” but I’m not too sure.

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