When Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City was razed in the late 1980s, it was an infamously untouchable haven for drugs, crime, and prostitution—a place few locals would dare to visit. Now, a theme park outside of Tokyo is selling tickets to explore a painstakingly modeled replica of the Walled City—right down to its trash, which was imported from Hong Kong.
We've written about the history of the Walled City before—it would've been 20 this year—but if if you're not familiar with it, here's a brief primer. After changing hands between the UK, China, and Japan for nearly a century, the site became a kind of squatter's haven in the 1960s, when several hundred makeshift towers slowly coalesced into a single structure, knit together by makeshift walkways and plumbing. At its peak, it was home to almost 33,000 people, boasting everything from butchers and dentists to daycare centers and casinos.