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Hanoks can survive … when they are outside Seoul

kahoidong 31-94-93 demolished
The remains of two hanoks at Kahoi-dong 31-93 and 31-94, Seoul, demolished in March 2010

Re Hahoe and Yangdong: David Kilburn reminds us that those two villages, recently listed at UNESCO, were lucky not to be inside the Seoul Metropolitan area. “Hanoks can survive … when they are outside Seoul.” The approach in Seoul is to knock hanoks down, even when they are in a conservation area. #

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