This South Korean High School Looks Like A Prison

This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison

For the past few years, Seongsu High School has been compared to one thing online: a maximum security facility. If you've never been to prison, perhaps you've seen images of it in movies.

Here are scenes from iconic inmate movies:

This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison
This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison
This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison

Pictures: MaxSeesMovies/Mubi

The high school, which is located in the city of Chuncheon, does certainly resemble a prison. Here, have a look:

This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison

Pictures: Amunage's Blog

This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison

Pictures: Amunage's Blog

Compere the school's ceiling with Alcatraz's, which you can see below:

This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison

Picture: Jaywarren79/Shutterstock

The sure look somewhat similar!

No wonder one Korean blogger even juxtaposed the inside of the school with scenes from Prison Break and there are JPGs of this "prison" school floating around online (for example, here, here and here).

Below, you can see more photos of the school from the past few years:

This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison

Picture: Soninchul

This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison

Picture: Instiz

This South Korean High School Looks Like a Prison

Picture: Donga

Lead picture: Seongsu High School


Comments

    Reminds me of some office buildings.

    Pretty ridiculous how everything ashcroft posts about japan is positive and then korea gets this

    ehh, my primary school looks like that too. When you live in a relatively smaller country with significantly more people, you kinda have to do this kind of stuff. Where your schools go upwards and play areas are essentially inside or at the very least in the middle of the school compound so you don't have to worry about a thousand kids potentially running onto the road. My primary school (also a junior and senior high school, but i was only there for primary school) were about 5 stories high and everybody plays in the middle where kids on the upper levels can look down and watch from above. We even had floor to ceiling bars on the upper floors to prevent kids from deliberately or accidentally jumping over the edge. And I remember my sister's high school was something like ten plus stories high with multiple lifts and they had indoor basketball courts, indoor soccer fields etc that's not on the ground floor.

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