Dark tourism trends do not only apply abroad. In Indonesia, various dark tourism destinations are always crowded with tourists. Dark tourism itself is a tourist trend to places that were formerly a tragedy, both natural disasters, war, and other human tragedies. Through dark tourism, tourists can remember the disasters that once happened at once to learn the history that exists.


Summarized from various sources, here are some dark tourism destinations that can be visited in Indonesia:

1. Kaliadem Bunkers
Kaliadem Bunker is one of the destinations that can be visited while visiting Yogyakarta. Located in the Kaliadem sub-village, Kepuhajo village, Cangkringan, Sleman, this bunker was used to shelter from the Mount Merapi lava. Even so, the bunker which has a wall thickness of 15 centimeters is not functioning properly. Because the volunteers who took shelter in this place were killed by the hot clouds.


Now, the Kaliadem Bunker itself is a tourist destination. Here, tourists can try to enter and see the room inside filled with the rest of Merapi's volcanic material.


2. Sisa Hartaku Miniature Museum
Not far from the Kaliadem Bunker, there is Sisa Hartaku Miniature Museum which illustrates the impact of the Merapi eruption. The museum was built in the home of one of the residents who survived from Merapi eruption in 2010. Inside, tourists can see the remains of damaged goods to the skeletons of livestock that died as a result of being washed away by the hot clouds of Mount Merapi.

3. Floating PLTD
Floating PLTD or Floating Diesel Power Plant is a dark tourism destination from the 2004 tsunami in Aceh. This floating PLTD ship is actually located in Punge village, Blancut but is dragged to the center of Banda Aceh. Through this floating PLTD ship, visitors can remember as well as understand the enormity of Aceh tsunami that was able to sweep heavy ships as far as 5 kilometers away.

4. Lapindo Mud Monument
To commemorate the Lapindo mud disaster that occurred in Sidoarjo in 2006, there was a tragedy monument in the form of a human statue in the mudflow area. This monument is a reminder of the people's struggle at that time when escaping from mudflows. This monument itself can be found in Kedungpandang Village, Jambon District. There, dozens of statues will appear lined on mud that has dried.


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