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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Red Light Districts of Korea (NSFW!), Part I: Jagalmadang, Daegu Jung-gu


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Jagalmadang is a red-light district located one kilometer west from Daegu Station (served for KORAIL ITX-Saemaul Line). Situated in the Dalseong-dong precinct of Daegu Jung-gu, it first emerged in the 1910s in the early period of Japanese Colonization and after dethronement of Emperor Sunjong-Yunghui of Korean Empire due to Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty. The red light district is one of Korea's BIG-THREE red light districts; the other two are in Busan Wanwol-dong (Busan Seo-gu Chungmu-dong 2~3-ga) and Seoul Cheongnyangni 588 (Seoul Dongdaemun-gu Jeonnong-dong 588-beonji). 

Apparently, the streets of Jagalmadang were once paved with small stones so that any girls trying to escape (or customers trying to get some action for free) would be heard. Although the lights are mostly pink, not red, it's a curious scene and can be interesting for foreigners, even women. Don't expect gratis nudity though - the women read and slurp noodles.

In the early 2000s, approximately 50 brothels were operating in Jagalmadang, employing some 270 prostitutes. However, following the passage of a special law against prostitution in 2004, many of these were forced to close.




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