Among the pimps and ladies of the night: A night at one of Korea’s biggest red light districts
The Seoul Times
My translator and I arrived a few minutes before in Miari Texas, an old-school red light district where hundreds of sex workers do business every night of the week. Lee, the big boss who runs the entire red light district. Several minutes before, we drove into one of the narrow streets and parked. We were met by one of Mr. The nearly bare room is brightly lit by lights in the ceiling. Unlike the movies, no one is wearing flashy suits or Rolexes. Everyone is kind of low key, sort of like an episode of the Sopranos, where guys sit around in nondescript offices drinking coffee.
It housed more than shops and sex workers. The area is now a construction site. It was dimly lit. Pedestrians were scarce — passing through to get to their destination rather than venturing out in the area.
Cheongnyangni was a red-light district in Seoul , South Korea near Cheongnyangni station. The area was first became used for prostitution during the Japanese occupation following the building of Cheongnyangni Station. The lifting of the nighttime curfew in , which had been in place since the end of WW2 ,  increased trade to the area.