Friday, April 4, 2014
The Ghost Town Kijong-Dong
Lets be honest, at one point in time or another we have tried to show off. Odds are it failed pretty badly. We might pretend to be older or use bigger words to look smart. I remember one time I skated over a guy, but you don't want to hear that boring story. My real purpose is to show you one of the greatest examples of showing off ever, the North Korean ghost town of Kijong-dong. Kijong-dong (also known as peace village) was built in the demilitarized Zone in North Korea in the 1950s. This lovely farming Village can house two hundred people, and has everything A person could ask for, a daycare center, a hospital, and primary and secondary schools, this village even has electricity! However, the only people who visit this town are paid actors, who have to pretend that they live there! The houses aren't even properly built, according to pictures and people with telescopes, the houses are hollow shells and the windows are don't even have glass. This town is supposed to showcase the amazing, Farmville type life that all North Koreans lead. Apparently the North Korean leaders hope that seeing this will convince South Koreans to come over to North Korea. There is no word on how successful they were, but at least they are dreamers, and if Disney has taught us anything it's that if you dream hard enough anything can happen. By the way I loathe Frozen and Divergent with a burning passion, and even the names make me die a little inside....just kidding, happy late April fools!
Posted by Equity Student at 11:56 AM