Top 10 Weird Types of Tourism — TopTenzNet

Top 10 Weird Types of Tourism — TopTenzNet

Top 10 Weird Types of Tourism 10. Atomic Tourism This is a type of tourism that sprang up after
the dawn of the Atomic Era. Curious tourists fascinated with the Atomic Era can visit places
important to the history of the Atomic Age, places where significant incidents related
to atomic power took place. There are museums that specialize in atomic weapons, but naturally
the most visited sites are the actual places where atomic bombs were dropped or detonated.
Needless to say, that means that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the two most visited places
when it comes to atomic tourism, while you can learn every detail about the Chernobyl
Nuclear accident and its effect on those who lived and worked around the area of the Chernobyl
Museum in Kiev which is arguably the most visited museum of this kind of tourism. Before
you decide to visit however, it will be wise to arrange for a translator or a local guide
since pretty much all of the exhibits are in Russian. 9. Tolkien Tourism Despite the astonishing success of The Lord
of the Rings books and films, when we first heard about this specific type of tourism,
we didn’t know what to think. Sure, Lord of the Rings is a cultural and pop phenomenon
with millions of fans and fanatics all over the world, but we could never imagine that
it would become the reason for travelling and tourism. Tolkien tourism is about two
things: on the one hand, dedicated and hardcore fan visits to the Lord of the Rings fictional
“planet;” and on the other hand, visits to every site of importance mentioned in the
films or books. New Zealand is the ultimate country of attraction because it was the main
location of the film series by Peter Jackson. The two British hot spots for hardcore fan
tourism are Oxford and Birmingham, where Tolkien tourists can contact the Tolkien Society and
take in anything from artifacts to art and from libraries to pubs – anything, as long
as it’s related to Tolkien in any possible way. 8. Dark Tourism Dark tourism revolves around anything that
has to do with death, disaster, tragedy, and in a few cases, even the afterlife. The locations
where multiple deaths took place are high on the agenda of the tourists who follow this
kind of tourism, and the historical value of the places where deaths occurred seems
to matter a lot as well. Sites where mass suicides took place – and various castles,
for some reason — seem to be among the most favored spots. One of the most visited sites
around the world is Romania’s Poenari Castle, where Dracula lived – and killed. 7. Drug Tourism Nowadays the destinations for drug tourism
are pretty well established — even mainstream. For personal use and the fun of the thing,
the capital of drug tourism is Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where every year the infamous
Dutch Cannabis Cafés attract a couple of million young people from around the world.
If the thing is strictly about business and trade, Colombia comes to mind first. A highly
popular destination, especially back in the 90s, used to be Goa in India, where the excessive
use of drugs like ecstasy at the famous rave parties was a pop phenomenon. Despite the
decline of this kind of tourism, India is still famous for drug tourism, especially
to a place called Malana, where good quality Indian hashish is produced in large quantities. 6. Ghetto Tourism Ghetto tourism is probably the newest on this
list — the term was used for the first time back in the mid-2000s. With the spread of
hip-hop culture over the past fifteen years, more and more people became curious about
the places where this specific genre of music and lifestyle began. In the past few years,
the American ghettos of Detroit, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles have become tourist
spots, mostly because of young people interested in this specific lifestyle, graffiti, music,
and clothing. At one time, the highlight of this kind of tourism used to be Real Bronx
Tours, bus rides conducting tourists through some of the most notorious ghettos of New
York City. But unfortunately for the visitors, Real Bronx Tours ended just this year after
local authorities and neighborhood residents complained of feeling insulted by the way
their neighborhoods were portrayed. 5. Shark Tourism Well, the name says it all in this case, and
in all honesty you probably can’t get a creepier or more dangerous type of tourism
than this. Shark tourism is actually a subgenre of another type of tourism – eco-tourism.
It appeals to all these people who love sharks and their bloody jaws; anything related to
the Great White shark (and other less harmful sharks) is what’s on offer in these touristic
experience. Experienced divers and protective cages are must-haves for this adventurous
kind of tourism. Despite the high professionalism and excellent organization of the professionals
who operate shark tours, there have been a few accidents, and even some fatalities. 4. Halal Tourism Religious tourism is not new; it’s been
practiced in various forms (such as pilgrimages) for centuries, and this new kind of religious
tourism has been for years now one of the most popular types, but once you learn more
about it you will understand why only Muslims want to join in. How would it sound to you
if you had to spend your vacations without drinking any alcohol, without having any sex,
and having to swim in separate swimming pools for men and women? Believe or not, that’s
what Halal tourism offers, and of course if you like pork or if you’re gay, don’t
even think about it; you could be killed for your “sinful preferences.” However, this
specific type of tourism is kind of popular in specific Islamic nations such as Morocco
and Turkey, which try to attract more and more Muslim tourists every year. We wish we
could say that Muslims know better, but we’re afraid that we can’t say any such thing
about Halal tourism. 3. War Tourism Sometimes this is referred to as “suicide
tourism,” and not unfairly so. The significant difference between this type of tourism and
Atomic or Dark tourism is that in this case, the tourist visits an active war zone to experience
what it’s like to be in the middle of bombs, bullets, and grenades. War tourists are often
extreme sports lovers as well, and generally they are after adventures that give them big
shots of adrenaline. There was a record high number of war tourists during the war in Afghanistan
– as well as reported cases of visitors who lost their lives. For the more peaceful,
less danger-seeking war tourists, there are groups that specialize in visiting inactive
war zones, where things can be a little more relaxing for everybody involved. 2. Fertility Tourism Maybe some will rush to connect this specific
type of tourism with sex tourism, but they better think twice. Fertility tourism – or
reproductive tourism, as it is also called – is completely legal and innocent. For
that matter, it can be considered a subset of what is known as medical tourism. Thousands
of couples every year, most from advanced countries, travel to find the perfect sperm
donor. This type of tourism exists because some nations have liberal legal regulations
about sperm donation or lower costs for the whole procedure, since costs differ dramatically
from country to country. Various statistical studies seem to suggest that the countries
populated by tall, blond, blue-eyed men are strongly favored over nations that don’t
have large numbers of men like this. Looks matter, after all. 1. Suicide Tourism Without a doubt this is the most macabre type
of tourism we could ever imagine, and unfortunately, in most cases, for these “holidays,” the
airplane ticket is one way with no return. As the title suggests, suicide tourism is
related to suicide and euthanasia. Most people who embark on these tours want to bring their
lives to an end. Usually they are either people with physical disabilities or patients suffering
from emotional problems such as clinical depression. Suicide tourism is mostly organized for large
groups of people seeking destinations where euthanasia is permitted. The main goal of
some people on suicide tours is to achieve the decriminalization of euthanasia in countries
around the world, but there are also smaller groups seeking ideal scenic sites as places
to end their lives. In the US, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the
most popular.

22 thoughts on “Top 10 Weird Types of Tourism — TopTenzNet

  1. My fiancé and i went to Aokigahara aka The Suicide Forest. But i chickened out i don't like places like that. She told me about the time she came there as a teen to kill herself. But changed her mind and went back home. Such a sad yet beautiful forest. 

  2. To me, Halal tourism might also be popular because it's hard to find Halal food in foreign lands that is not Muslim-dominant, like South Korea, Taiwan and the USA. Hence. they focused on spots or towns where Halal food is readily available. Being a Muslim myself, I do hope that one day I'll be able to visit these countries and not worry about food :3

  3.  I'm more into urban exploration. Cool seeing how nature starts to take over and reclaim the area. Also, interesting to think of what the people's lives were like before they abandoned them

  4. Re: #5: Shark tourism is also a sub-genre of dangerous animal tourism. I've heard of tours in some countries that involve meeting lions, tigers, snakes, and other dangerous animals. 

  5. Idk how Halal Tourism is real I mean its just Muslims from Europe, North America, and Australia visiting Muslim Countries and that's it.

  6. 3:12 Um… That's not an American ghetto or Detroit, it's Africa, most likely Rwanda. I can't tell if the confusion is slightly racist or not, but it is funny. 

    EDIT: Kept watching and saw the section on Hala tourism (4:30). Fairly racist video IMO.

  7. The exhibits in the atomic museum in Kiev are most likely labeled in Ukranian rather than Russian. The languages are related but not the same.

  8. You should cover sex tourism since it is a major phenomenon with diverse destinations such as Thailand, Amsterdam , Nevada et cetera.

  9. Crocodile tourism

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