Balaklava Submarine Base, Crimea’s Secret Soviet Sub Complex

Balaklava is a very interesting destination for those that like their dark tourism to be infused with top-level Cold War secrecy. This once unassuming fishing village based in Crimea, Ukraine became the location for a large secret Soviet submarine base … Read More

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Inside the Unit 731 Museum, Harbin [Dark Tourism China]

The cover for Unit 731, while it was in operation, was a lumber mill. Situated in Harbin, which at the time was part of Japanese-occupied Manchuria, the complex would receive daily deliveries of new “logs” (maruta), and workers would come and … Read More


The Ghost Fleet and Mass Grave of Truk Lagoon

Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon, tucked away among the islands of Micronesia approximately 1,100 miles northwest of New Guinea is a diver’s paradise. It is also a top spot for dark tourists that like to get in the water. First discovered by … Read More

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The Museum of Underground Prisoners [Trips to Jerusalem]

If you are in Jerusalem and are looking for an insight into how the British treated Arab and Jewish prisoners during the occupation of Palestine in the first half of the 20th Century, the Museum of Underground Prisoners is definitely … Read More

The Skull Tower, Niš [Dark Tourism in Serbia]

No prizes guessing what’s on offer at this particular dark tourist site. Three hours drive from Belgrade, in the small Serbian town of Niš is a grisly historical monument that serves to remind us of the barbaric nature of empire. … Read More

Oradour-sur-Glane: A Nazi Massacre Frozen in Time

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane has stood in ruins since 1944. It is a very powerful dark tourist destination. On 10 June 1944, the village, that was in the heart of Nazi-occupied France, was destroyed by a German Waffen-SS company. In … Read More

Famagusta Varosha Ghost Resort

Varosha, Famagusta: The Abandoned Beach Resort

The abandoned beach resort Varosha is a very strange place. Where else can tourists sip cocktails beside the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, while gazing towards a fenced-off, forbidden ghost town, where entry is illegal and could result in being … Read More


The Third Tunnel of Aggression [DMZ, Dark Tourism Korea]

The demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea needs no introduction to the average dark tourist. It is one for the sinister travel bucket list. This 160-mile-long (257 km), 2.5-mile-wide (4 km) strip of land between the two Koreas, … Read More

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The Cu Chi Tunnel System – Dark Tourism in Vietnam

During my travels of Vietnam, the Cu Chi tunnels were one location I knew I couldn’t miss. My knowledge of the Vietnam war did not stretch much further than what I had learned watching movies such as Full Metal Jacket … Read More