The potential for ‘Ruin Porn’ in Thailand

When you hear the phrase ‘ruin porn’ a number of images might spring to mind, probably none of which would be wholesome. Despite the salacious name, ruin porn has nothing much to do with the average ideas associated with pornography, whether it be murder porn, poverty porn, food porn, the original sex related porn or any other type.

Ruin porn is when people take photos of abandoned buildings and places, in an effort to show the beauty of decrepitude. There are many places around the world where this type of thing has become popular. For example, the ruins of Chernobyl, old prisons, the aftermath of regions affected by World War Two and many other places. In America, Detroit’s urban areas are a perfect example of decay in motion and if the global financial crisis continues on its downward slope, it might not be long before more cities around the world become just like it.

Thailand might have many beautiful buildings to show off to the world, but the potential for Ruin porn photos here is massive and quite often exploited by tourists. All across the Country there are many fascinating, dilapidated buildings to take photos of, many of which are inhabited. Some of the more notable ones are ‘the House of Success’ in Chiang Mai, which is a fully furnished mansion that was abandoned after completion. Another more well-known abandoned building in Bangkok is the infamous Ghost Tower in Sathorn, which has become quite the tourist attraction. Also in Bangkok is the abandoned New World Shopping Mall, which is now flooded and containing fish. Up until recently Tourists were able to go inside and feed them.

There is a lot of potential for ruin porn in Thailand and if you’re a budding photographer who is into this sort of thing, don’t worry, we won’t judge you. Feel free to explore the country and discover the beauty of decrepitude for yourself.

 

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