With the Chosun Ilbo concerned about the “worsening” sex trade outside US military installations in Korea, I thought it would be interesting to compare what GI and Korean red light districts are like. Here is what the sex trade for Koreans is like:
Yes, the red light districts in Korea is nothing more than window shopping for prostitutes. These red light districts are also scattered across the country and usually located near bus and train stations in order to maximize profits from people traveling through the cities. The Dongducheon Red Light district in the above video for example is right next to the city’s bus depot.
Now let’s look at soldier “villes”. For those who have never been to a soldier “villes” in Korea, they are nothing like what you see in the above video. I have posted about the TDC Ville and the Stanleyville before, but the below video gives a better idea of how different the soldier “villes” are compared to Korean red light districts:
Here is how the Stanleyville looks like when the soldiers are out and about:
As you can see the red light districts and the villes are very different. You will never see girls in glass windows in the villes. Prostitution is banned in the villes, which doesn’t mean it doesn’t go on, but it is kept very quiet and most of the time the soldiers spend tens to hundreds of dollars buying “juice” for girls in the ville with nothing to show for it afterwards. The big differences between these areas is readily apparent but the Chosun Ilbo feels the need to inform people about the bogus claim of “worsening” sex trade outside US bases when the sex trade outside US bases is nothing near what is happening in Korean red light districts.
On a side note, in the videos you can see the Hillside Club in Stanleyville, which when pulling CP was one of my favorite areas to stand around and watch things because during the winter time it was humorous to watch the drunks trying to walk up that hill which was often covered in ice. The drunk falling on their ass on the hill may not have been as funny as watching juicy girls with high heels trying to walk on ice, but entertaining nonetheless.