Menu Content

#11. Sorokdo Island, "The Baby Deer Island," in Goheung-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province

#Korea Travelog l 2018-11-02

Korea Travelog

There is a small, deer-shaped island called Sorokdo at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula. In 1917, during the Japanese occupation period, Sorokdo Island housed a hospital to treat lepers in isolation. That was the beginning of the heartbreaking history of the leper colony on Sorokdo Island. On this week's episode, we remember the painful past of the island, once ostracized and discriminated as the Land of Divine Punishment.

Nokdong Port and Sorok Bridge

Detention room and autopsy chamber

Editor's Pick