Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kowloon Walled City - The Most Densely Populated Land in the World

Originally a Chinese military fort, Kowloon “Walled City” in Hong Kong was the most densely populated land in history, containing 50,000 residents within 6.5 acres. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug use.

Taken by Canadian photographer Greg Girard in collaboration with Ian Lamboth the pair spent five years familiarising themselves with the notorious Chinese city before it was demolished in 1992.

Photographer credit: Greg Girard and Ian Lambot Via Dailymail

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