Hong Kong's Infamous Kowloon Walled City Rebuilt as Amusement Park

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… »9/16/13 1:00pm9/16/13 1:00pm


Kowloon Walled City: Remembering Hong Kong's Chaotic City of Darkness

It's been 20 years (to the month) since Kowloon Walled City was demolished, but amazingly, it remains one of the most dense structures ever built. As many as 33,000 people crammed into the seven-acre plot, known in Cantonese as "the city of darkness," before they were relocated in 1993. This diagram, from the South… »4/19/13 1:11pm4/19/13 1:11pm