Wednesday, February 29, 2012

shantytown in South Korea

We tend to think of North Korea as the deprived country, but here's a peek at Guryong, a shantytown in downtown Seoul. Residents have been living in shacks here for more than 3 decades, ever since they were evicted in the 1980s as Seoul went on a development kick for the Olympics.

A recent fire has drawn attention to the community that is adjacent to the luxurious downtown neighborhood of Gangnam.

The Korea Herald has details.

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