Dark tourism: The gruesome histories that attract tourists from around the world
White sand beaches and the happiest place on Earth aren’t the only popular destinations with tourists.
Each year, millions of people travel to places where — years and decades before — prior generations were only too eager to leave.
French photographer Ambroise Tézenas has been fascinated by dark tourism since 2008, after reading about tourists visiting the region in Sri Lanka where he had been in 2004 when a devastating tsunami struck. More than 30,000 people were killed by the tsunami, and yet there were tourists coming to see a train in the jungle — a relic of the destruction and horror. Read more…