There is a term called dark tourism. It's a journey to learn where to find war and disaster, and many people are deliberately traveling to dangerous areas like the Middle East, where the recent civil war broke out.

Cairo correspondent Lee Dae-wook reports.


Aleppo, Syria's largest city, is the hottest battle in the 9-year Syrian civil war.

The government troops took over three years ago, but security is still unstable. An English woman travels all over the ruined city alone.

[This was the oldest and largest market in the world. There is nothing left now.]

The Syrian government has allowed group tourists for more than a year.

As the number of tourists increases, there is a growing concern for adventurers who are looking for more dangerous places to increase their subscribers.

This German man is traveling in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

The Taliban wanders from time to time, and the police car takes you on a ride.

[In recent years, the kidnapping and killings of tourists and police are so frequent that the Baluchistan region is the most dangerous place to travel.]
Not only are these trips not only safe for tourists, they are also criticized for being an inhumane act of traveling to places where homes and families have been lost in the war.

The Korean government prohibits visits to Middle East countries where civil wars are taking place and punishes for violation of passport law.

(Video coverage: Kim Buyoung, Video editing: Jung Yonghwa)