Seodaemun Prison 서대문형무소

Seodaemun Prison 서대문형무소 is not a happy place but my visit there was a tremendously educational experience. It housed thousands of political prisoners over the course of most of the 20th century—many of whom lost their lives here, either through neglect, overwork (it was also a forced labour camp), or by way of the “body removal tunnel”. A memorial to many of Seodaemun’s victims can be seen in the photos below.

Read more about my experiences at Seodaemun prison in the dark side of Seoul.