The Lost Chinese City Police Feared to Enter
Kowloon Walled City, a 6.9 acre cesspool of crime, trafficking, and unlicensed doctors, was once the most densely populated place on earth--and its legacy endures today.
This is part of our weekly series, Lost Masterpieces, about the greatest buildings and works of art that were destroyed or never completed.
It was one of the greatest unplanned wonders of the 20th century—a city of no taxes and no laws. A 6.9 acre cesspool of crime, trafficking, and unlicensed doctors that was once the most densely populated place on earth.
Kowloon Walled City, an island of ill-repute in Hong Kong that grew out of a technicality in a treaty between two empires was lost forever in 1994, torn down and replaced by a park.