Thanatourism = "travel to locations wholly, or partially, motivated by the desire for actual or symbolic encounters with death, depravity or disaster". See also this site
The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.
- Auschwitz Birkenau: Holocaust site
- Bikini Atoll: apparentlye there are some tourist facilities (AB ev)
- Forts and Castles Gold Coast: Slave Dungeons
- Fray Bentos: slaughter house
- Fujisan: Aokigahara Forest: history of suicides and the place has long been associated with death (wiki) Link
- Genbaku Dome: Atom Bomb site
- Island of Gorée
- Kathmandu Valley: Pashupatinath cremation ghats
- Masada Link
- Sighisoara: Dracula connotations
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Thanatourist destination?
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