Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

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Re: Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

Post by apple-anyumi » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:02 pm

I think it's not bad to spend some entertaining time in the spot of battlefield tourism. If someone force you to keep solemn atmosphere and set your mind calm and mournful, that would be too much for somebody who have the right to enjoy his or her time. However, it's obviously better to know what happened at the place and what historical significance the place have to us since we are Korean. And it would be great if all the people who visit there do not make too much noise or disturbance for whomever visit there with a specific purpose in mind such as paying an honor to those who died in a battle in the past. Those things can be a way of showing manners but should not be a duty.

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Re: Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

Post by (101)bibeksharma » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:30 am

Some people lack the seriousness and respect while visiting those places. It should be in them to understand and behave like a reasonable human being. And no one can force them to be like that rather it should come naturally.
There was this guy who took a skull home from one museum in cambodia. He did that just because he found it cool. This is called being extremely ignorant. What can u say to these people? They probably are not ever going to understand.

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Re: Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

Post by (101)soo0710 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:38 am

Yes and people from now days, actually do not even care about what has happened in the past. Meaning that some don't even have a little interest in their own countries history. So for these people, battlefields may be a joke to them. We should always remember that despite the fact our country is becoming more and more advanced these days, that war can break out anywhere at anytime. So by getting to know a little about our history would be beneficial for everyone in a way.
In other words, people who do not have interest in History should try to have a little interest so that we can be proud of what our country has achieved in the past and is now what we call Korea.

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Re: Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

Post by (107)YeeunKim » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:12 pm

Establishing the high-profit commercial centers near or at the historic battlefield is not an appropriate thing.
I believe that the place should be protected and reserved in a sacred way, since many devoted soldiers or people have died to protect the nation. Some would might think that due to the existence of the commercial establishments, people would visit more. Think about that the big enterprises, for instance, would like to build the casino or hotels to make their own profit . But it would directly break the solemnity of the place and it lost its own meaning as a battlefield. Also, there's no evidence which proves the sites will be more likely to be visited if the commercial centers exist, and thus helping the maintenance of the battlefield. We can allow to build the small stores which are convenient for the visitors including souvenir shops. However, i think the place of battlefield should be strictly preserved by the government by limiting the usage of the land.

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Re: Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

Post by 107 Jeong Cheol Bae » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:20 pm

You give me a great question. Thank you. And my opinion, the battle field preserved originally is good attitude for the people who served nation. But, If people make battle field only honer people who have sacrificed, most people don’t interest in battle field and it can be forgotten by people. And that’s the problem. So, In my view, some kind of entertainments can make battle field more available for children and adult who have no interest for the battle field. And as a result, more people will come to battle field and know about people who sacrificed for our.

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Re: Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

Post by (102)Kim su yeon » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:24 am

I think both of the points are not totally wrong. I think the battlefield should be a place where people can think about the patriotism of past soldiers, but it doesn't need to be only this way.If people know what that place was before, it is enough,I think. It is not bad for people always to be reverent in battlefields, but it is not bad for people to enjoy their time in battlefields,too.The place was a battlefield before, but now it is not. Now people have the right to do what they want in that place. We can think about the patriotism while we're playing in the sight.I think it is best for two points to be well mixed.

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Re: Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

Post by (102)Wonjae LEE » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:17 pm

I've read many posts insisting that battlefield tourists lack 'the respect'. But I wonder how the respect can be shown. In my opinion many people think that just being quiet in memorial parks or not buying commercial goods is a good way to respect the ancestors. Of course, tourists must behave and excessive commercialism should be avoided, but the most important thing is to know the importance of the place and keep in mind the lesson they learned visiting the place.

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Re: Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

Post by 107 Jeong Cheol Bae » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:17 pm

I think too much seriousness and lacking seriousness both are not good. For example, Children who even don’t know about sacrifice may be bored with touring battle field. And also, they will not have any interest in battle field. So, we should make some entertainments for children and adults who have not interest in battle field. surely, too much entertainments, for example casino, and gambling place should be prohibited. As long as we are not hurting their sprit, we can enjoy lots of entertainments of the battle field.

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Re: Battlefield Tourism(lacking seriousness)

Post by (102)SeongEun Park » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:33 pm

I think that it is kind of promotes. When we can come up with battle field friendly, we do not hesitate to visit. But we have to learn about history link with place.
That could make us more serious to battlefield.

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