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Location DB > So Korea > Seoul > Dongjak > Heukseok New Town (East)
Heukseok New Town (East)
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created by Steed on 4/29/2008 5:28 AM
last modified by Steed on 3/6/2017 9:23 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
An old fashioned neighbourhood on the side of a mountain.
 Basic Information
Type: Abandoned neighbourhood
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Dongjak, Seoul
So Korea
Owner: Probably the city or a corporation
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    A neighbourhood with many styles of Korean architecture on a scenic hillside.
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1953
    Closed: 2008
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    At the end of the Korean War, when people started to move back into Seoul, the poorest people made their homes higher up in the mountains, hence "moon villages." Probably because it was inconvenient to reach, but now that cars are common, the idea of living up high with a fantastic view is catching on, so many of these moon villages are being razed. The area in Sangdo 5-dong is another good example.

    This place wasn't entirely abandoned yet, and there were lots of elderly people around. I think that people living in this neighbourhood would be extra healthy, due to all the walking they have to do.
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    Probably more highrises

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    First Visit
    Sun, Apr 27th, 2008
    posted by Steed
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 3/6/2017 10:05 AM.

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  • on Mar 6 17 at 10:05, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 6 17 at 9:23, Steed changed the following: Display Name
  • on Jun 30 14 at 7:30, Steed validated this location
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  • on Sep 12 12 at 12:42, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Sep 11 12 at 4:34, Steed changed the following: Display Name, Real Name
  • on Jul 7 09 at 17:41, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 7 09 at 8:14, Steed changed the following: Status
  • on Jun 27 08 at 8:12, SaraBellum validated this location
  • on Apr 29 08 at 5:43, Steed made this location available
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