Thursday, September 09, 2004

Question?

Is there a city on the border of North Korea that NK built for the sole purpose of "showing" South Koreans how great and extravagent life is there? I hear its built perfectly and its beautiful but no one is allowed to live there.

4 comments:

Chris Im said...

Though it sounds like something Kim Jong Il would do, I'm pretty sure he's aware that the poverty level of his country is no secret to the world.

Iosue Andreas said...

Kijong-dong, a.k.a. "Propaganda Village", is uninhabited, but can be seen from the observation area near Panmunjeom. I've seen it and it is very unimpressive.

KimcheeGI said...

The "residents" come to work everyday (or used to at least), but soldiers, both ROK and US at the various OPs (observation posts) have confirmed no one actually lives there.

GI Korea said...

It is not much of a village and appears to be nothing but front buildings. They do have the world's largest flag and flagpole there though. Each time I have been to the JSA I didn't see anyone actually in the village. A JSA buddy of mine told me that the only time people are actually in the village is when Chinese tour groups come through and they bus people in from Kaeseong to man the buildings. You got to love a worker's paradise.