After the Korean War, the North Koreans decided to show their southern neighbor how great it is to live here. They built Kijong-dong (Peace Village) not far from the border of the country. It should encourage South Koreans to move to the north. But apparently, they forgot one important thing – people. Since the town was built in the 1950s it was empty like some sort of a ghost town. But officially the North Korean government assures that 200 families live there and have everything they need for a comfortable life: schools, hospitals, kindergartens etc.
In reality, there are no glasses in the windows of the village buildings, the lights are turned on with a special timer, and the only people here are the workers, who sweep the roads to give the impression of some ongoing activity.