There is always new trend in tourism especially in global scale. There is always new interest between travelers who love travelling all around the world. One of the trends in global tourism is dark tourism. This term popped up after the Dark Tourist, one of Netflix shows gained popularity. Dark tourism is related to travel that has association with something tragic, eerie, disastrous, creepy, or taboo. There are also people who are a bit skeptical and wonder why interested in visiting such places. Well, the answer might not be too different from the reason why people watch horror or thriller movies. There’s such an adrenaline rush when you are faced with those darks vibes.
Destinations for dark tourism
If you are also adrenaline junkies who happen to be a fan of travelling as well, dark tourism can be an exciting experience. As for those who are not fancy of those dark vibes and places, might as well avoid this type of travel because there is no guarantee what kind of effect you will experience.
Ground Zero – New York City
This is where you can visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. This is a place to commemorate people who died on Sept 11, 2001, during terrorist attack. The twin towers is where the attack happened. It was the tallest building of the WTC in New York City at that time. It was also one of the most traumatizing events in the world especially in the United States history. You can visit the site where there are exhibits, documentary screenings, as well as tributes.
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Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is next destination for dark tourism located in Pripyat, Ukraine. This place has creepy vibe with its tragic story of the past. It was once a humble city. However, it became the place of the worst nuclear disaster in the history. This has become a ghost town since it has been abandoned in 1986. It was when the reactor number four exploded at the Chernobyl power plant. The atmosphere was filled with radioactivity, resulted in 30 deaths and more later on. There had been illness caused by the radiation and contamination. This city was reopened in 2011 but only visitor at age 18 above can visit. In this city, you will get to see a ghost town with its empty markets, apartments, restaurants, theaters, etc. the city was once occupied by 45,000 people.
La Noira – Chile
It is a small, abandoned mining town nestled deep in the desert of the Northern Chile. In this mining town, you will get to see the scariest, creepiest cemeteries. It was once a humble town. However, it faced hardships in economy which made people living in it lived in miserable condition. There were various accidental deaths for adults as well as children. The dead were buried in a cemetery nearby. The creepiest thing is the shallow graves where you can clearly see the skeletal remains. The cemetery has become the top spot of dark tourism here because it gives off creepy, eerie, horror vibes.