South Korea initiates drive to preserve ‘hanoks’

South Korea’s capital Seoul is scattered with skyscrapers which were built during a time of rapid economic growth after the 1950s Korean War.

    South Korea’s capital Seoul is scattered with skyscrapers which were built during a time of rapid economic growth after the 1950s Korean War.

    But there's now a push to preserve some of the older homes, knows as "hanoks" that might have been forgotten.

    Al Jazeera’s Kathy Novak reports from Seoul.


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