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24 black tourism destinations from the five continents for black and morbid tourists . And who isn’t?

Chernobil and  Pripyat

The Ukrainian city of Pripyat suffered most as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In 33 years after the reactor failure, Prypec is completely abandoned and regularly visited by tourist groups.
The ghost town of Pripyat in the Exclusion Zone near Chernobyl is a place where flower beds and green meadows bloom, where no one else has fun. To see this post-apocalyptic world, tourists must obtain a special permit. You can see the old fire station, a monument to the dead rescuers, buried fragments of the reactor and a museum dedicated to the catastrophe, which occurred in April 1986 at the Chernobyl atomic power plant. the program of most trips includes, among other things, an ecological meal. (? ) Appropriate.

 

Prypyat Chernobyl
Chernobyl

Okpo Land , abandoned amusement park,South Korea

After the death of a young girl in 1999, the park was closed. Before that year there were more deaths in the attractions. Today it is abandoned and dirty, which gives it a spooky air.

 

Okpo Land parque

Okpo Land

 

Aokigahara in Japan.The forest of suicides

The Aokigahara, known as the Sea of Trees, is a 35 km² forest at the base of Mount Fuji, Japan. It is estimated that about 100 people commit suicide each year. As you can see in the picture, throughout the forest there are posters of the International Association for Suicide Prevention with messages trying to prevent them from fulfilling their purpose.

Aokigahara
The forest of suicides.Warning poster

Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

The most famous of the camps in Poland, the year 2018, beat its record of visitors with more than 2.100.000 people. It was opened as a Museum-Memorial in 1947 and declared by the UNESCO Patrimony of the Humanity. It is estimated that more than one million people died there.

Auschwitz-Birkenau

 

The village of Maroun al-Ras

The village of Maroun al-Ras in Lebanon was a camp of bloody clashes between Hezbollah fighters and Israeli soldiers. In 2006, the Lebanese authorities decided to build a garden and observation tower. Admission is free. For visitors who come every weekend to the Garden of Iran.

 

Maroun al-Ras
Garden in Maroun al-Ras

School destroyed Yingxiu ,Sichuan ,China

In the 2008 earthquake, some 300 children were buried in this school.
The building in front of which tourists pose for a photo is a school in the city whose building collapsed during the earthquake.
The standard of living has improved substantially for many of the survivors in the area, which has become a tourist destination for those who come to see the ruins.

Yingxiu ,Sichuán terremoto
School destroyed Yingxiu

Choeung Ek Memorial

It is a monument built to honor the victims who were executed during the Khmer Rouge regime (1975 – 1979).
Choeung Ek was one of the main Killing Fields in Cambodia, where about 10,000 bodies were found, many of them previously subjected to interrogation and torture in the Cambodian prison Tuol Sleng in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.

 

Choeung Ek Memorial
Choeung Ek Memorial

Karosta Prison in Liepaja, Latvia

It is the only military prison in Europe that is open to visitors as a hotel. Tourists visiting the unusual attraction can even participate in an interactive show in which they play the role of prisoners while staying there. Handcuffs are included in the hotel rate.

 

Prision Karosta
Karosta Prison

 

Oradour-sur-Glane

The “village of the martyrs” is a village located in France, in the region of New Aquitaine, whose inhabitants were shot by SS soldiers on 10 June 1940. The total number of victims is 642, including women and children.

Oradour-sur-Glane
Oradour-sur-Glane

Katrina Tour ,New Orleans

You can buy a tour of the places destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and which, to a large extent, has not yet been rebuilt, by bus or on foot.

 

Tour Katrina

Winchester Mystery House in San Jose , California

The typical haunted house, full of ghosts that live in it and get lost in its corridors. The ghosts are all those who died by the bullets of a Winchester rifle, which were many.

 

Winchester House
Winchester Mystery House

 

Sighet Prison in Romania

In 1993 the Sighet prison was opened to the public as a Memorial to the Victims of Communism and Resistance. The 51 former cells have been converted into exhibition halls.

prisión de Sighet
Sighet prison

The house of Elizabeth Fritzl,Amstetten,Austria
where she was locked up for 24 years

A chilling story, starring Josef Fritzl, the biological father of Elizabeth who has kept her kidnapped for 24 years.People are still going to see the scene of this terrifying story.

 

Elizabeth Fritzl House
The house of Elizabeth Fritzl,Amstetten,Austria

 

Banff Springs Hotel in Canada

A century and a half hotel in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, which hides ghosts of injured brides, massacred families and a dead employee who returns from his tomb to help the guests diligently. A good hotel to stay in a rainy night and without light.

 

Hotel Banff Springs
Banff Springs Hotel

 

Genocide Museum in Kigali, Rwanda

In 100 days of genocide between April and July 1994, almost a million people of the Tutsi ethnicity were murdered. There are five genocide museums in Rwanda: Murambi, Bisesero, Nyamata, Nyarubuye and Ntarama.

 

kigali museo genocidio
Genocide Museum in Kigali

Bran and Poenari Castles in Transylvania, Romania

We’ll have to unmask a myth, Dracula’s.
The real castle of Vlad Tepes the Empaler, the real character on which the novel by Bran Stoker Dracula is based ,is the castle of Poenari or Poeinari. Bran Castle was the idea of Ceaucescu, the former dictator of Romania. The royal castle of Vlad Tepes was in ruins and it seemed better to him to terguiversar the real history. Both can be visited. The real castle is less accessible, but if you want to arrive.There are tours all year round.

castillo de dracula
The castle of Poenari recreated with impaled

 

Monument to the Nanking Massacre in China

In the middle of the Chinese-Japanese war in 1937, 300,000 chinese were killed for 6 weeks.

Nankín Massacre
Nankín Massacre

Natascha Kampusch’s house in Strasshof,Austria

Natascha Kampush after eight years of captivity escaped from her captor Wolfgang Přiklopil .She has now bought the house of the image to “try” not to turn it into a place of pilgrimage. Little has been achieved.They are still going to look ,where she was captive.

Natascha_Kampusch casa
Natascha_Kampusch House

 

The place where President Kennedy was murdered

The crime scene tour takes up to 10 hours, including lunch at the West End Museum of the Sixth Floor in Dealey Square. The Sixth Floor Museum offers graphic documents of the time of John F. Kennedy’s death.

 

The Sixth Floor Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

 

Tour to Fukushima and Namie

After the earthquake, tsunami and tragedy of the Fukushima nuclear power plant some 65,000 people are visiting the area every year. tourism is encouraged by the municipal authorities so that travelers can discover the impact of the great earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Fukushima.

Witness the ghost town of Namie , which lost much of its population.
The guides also encourage tourists to interact with locals in the nearby city of Tomoika , who are always willing to tell stories that have lived in the first person of the disaster.

 

 fukushima -namie
Fukushima and Namie

Tuol Sleng Genocide Crimes Museum in Cambodia

Toul Sleng is an old school converted by the Khmer Rouge of Pol Pot into a detention and torture centre. Now inside the building, photographs, documents and torture tools documenting the dictator’s criminal activities have been collected.

 

 Tuol Sleng
Tuol Sleng Genocide Crimes Museum

 

The Whitechappel district in London,Uk

The ” Jack The Ripper Walk” in London is a Must of black tourism. It starts every night at 7.30 pm.

Jack The Ripper Tour

 

Benedict Canyon, where Sharon Tate died at the hands of the Manson Family

10050 Cielo Drive was the address of an old house in Benedict Canyon, a part of Beverly Hills, in Los Angeles, California, where Charles Manson’s family kills Sharon Tate and other guests.
1994, the house was demolished, a new house was built on the lot and the street address was changed to 10066 Cielo Drive.This site is included in the “Dearly Departed Tours  “a Los Angeles tourism company that shows sites where Holywood stars have been killed.A very successful company.

 

sharon tate Benedict Canyon
Gravestone Sharon Tate

Prison Museum of Alcatraz,San Francisco

Today the old penitentiary is a museum turned into the biggest tourist attraction of San Francisco, with 1.5 million visits per year. It is probably the most famous prison museum in the world.

 

alcatraz museum
Alcatraz Prison

 

The Crime Museum,Londres

The Crime Museum in London, was conceived to instruct the police of the time (1874) with all sorts of objects from local police investigations, there are the famous letters that Jack the Ripper sent to the police of the time, among other thousands of items related to crime in the last 150 years, its facilities are now New Scotland Yard.

 

museo del crimen londres
Crimen Museum

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