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Iksan Prison Set Emerges as Hot Spot for Young Koreans


IKSAN, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire)A prison set in Iksan, North Jeolla Province is emerging as a new cultural space for young Koreans in their 20s and 30s by providing a variety of experience-type programs.

A program uses augmented reality (AR) technology to enable participants to complete a mission within the prison set. This program is enjoying popularity among tourists to the region.

In October, it hosted a festival using holograms and horror content, drawing 13,000 visitors.


In particular, local young artists participate in the planning of the programs, offering detailed stories and realistic acting performances.

The Iksan prison set attracts more than 100,000 visitors per year.

Despite the pandemic, 24 films and dramas were shot at the prison set last year, the highest in its history. So far this year, the prison has served as a backdrop for 17 films and dramas.


Image Credit: Iksan City Office / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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