South Korea slum revamped with arts

Hillside shanty town has become a tourist attraction, gaining nearly 100,000 visitors last year.

    South Korea's rapid economic boom has left much of the country looking like a concrete jungle.

    Now architects are pushing a new development style, which aims to preserve the old while introducing new concepts.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Busan, where the shanty town of Gamcheon has been turned into an arts neighbourhood.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.