Xiaoyudong Bridge, part of the Wenchuan earthquake ruins tour, Sichuan, China
Auschwitz Concentration camp in Oświęcim, Poland
Hiroshima Peace Park
Tours are Chernobyl are advertised (AUS $156 for a day trip from Kiev)
9/11 Ground Zero
Guided tours of 9/11 Ground Zero
AND CAMBODIA - Former orchard outside Phenom Penh where people killed by Khmer Rouge. Now a memorial park
Exterior of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The building was formerly a high school which during the Pol Pot regime became the S-21 Prison and Interrogation Centre. Only a handful of the 20,000 prisoners survived. "Tuol Sleng" by Nefelimhg at Dutch Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tuol_Sleng.jpg#/media/File:Tuol_Sleng.jpg
Interior of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Cambodian students visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide museum.
Cells inside the classrooms
A stupa or monument at Choeng Ek was built to serve as a landmark for the Killing Fields. This houses thousands of skulls that are protected in glass shelves.
5,000 skulls have been placed inside the memorial stupa
Bracelets commemorate those who died here
One of several killing trees at the memorial park at
Adventure travel tales website: “This is a picture of Wat Phnom Sampeau, built on a small mountain outside of Battambang. This mountain has the Buddhist temple, a cave, and is also a site where many people were killed during or after Cambodia's civil war.”
Golden Buddha (at top of mountain?)
Entrance to the killing caves where bodies were disposed of by the Khmer Rouge
This is the cave in which lots of people were killed by the Khmer Rouge. The bones and skulls are collected and exhibited in a cage as a monument.
Books now being written about dark tourism
Dark tourism cambodia
What is Dark Tourism?
• Dark tourism is travel to sites
of death, disaster, or the
• Many sites world-wide
• Lists on the internet “Top 25
Dark Tourism Sites”
Dark tourism in Cambodia
• You Tube clip
Some Questions to make us think
• Is there a legitimate place for “dark”
tourism in Cambodia?
• Should there be a reminder about the
• Should younger generations learn about
their country’s past?
• Is it ethical that money be made from the
sites where people were killed and
• Should there be memorials or museums?
Some interesting websites
• Dark Tourism: The Killing Fields of Cambodia
• Dark tourism in Phnom Penh: The Killing Fields
and the Genocide Museum
• Cambodia Capitalizes on Boom in Dark Tourism