Life inside the densest place on earth: Remembering Kowloon Walled City

December 22, 2014 1:06 PM

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Life inside the densest place on earth: Remembering Kowloon Walled City

(CNN) -- Picture a colossal empire of little houses stacked on top of each other. Visualize them connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them.

Now picture 33,000 people living there, within the space of one city block. That was Kowloon Walled City, once considered the densest settlement on earth.

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