Slum tourism involves visits to impoverished places often referred to as townships, slums or ghettos. The concept of slum tourism started in the 1800s where rich people would visit poor towns to see how they lived. Today, this form of tourism is gaining popularity. Unlike other forms of tourism like heritage tourism where people travel to experience a place or artifacts that represent a people's history, slum tourism provides tourists with an opportunity to learn about life in a slum. Tourists learn about projects being undertaken to improve residents' living conditions. it also offers an opportunity for them to participate in these projects. Slum Tourism helps change people's perspective of the shanties as it showcases the towns' positive aspects and liveliness of their residents.