Via a reader tip comes this photo of how the Yongsan Red Light District has finally been leveled for future development. It really was only a matter of time before this happened considering all the new development around the Yongsan Red Light District. The prostitutes that worked here were not happy to see the place leveled and the sign hanging in the picture says “Here is the tomb of the squatters who have no place to go”.
I can remember mistakenly walking through this Red Light District when walking from Yongsan to the I-Park Mall. It took me a second to realize that I had just stumbled into the Red Light District and a Korean policeman come over and pointed me to the I-Park Mall. Despite prostitution being technically illegal in Korea it was funny to see that Korean policemen were stationed at different approaches to this Red Light District probably to direct foreigners like myself away from it.
Thanks again to the reader who sent in the picture. If anyone else has any pictures they want to share with the ROK Drop community please e-mail them to me as well.