Monday, December 12, 2011

The Chinese Disneyland no one goes to

China is famous now for building cities no one lives in, tearing them down, and then rebuilding them just to keep employment up, and social unrest down.  But few know the plagarism capital of the world also built a Disneyland type complex, that like the ghost cities, is vacant and without visitors.

Situated on an area of around 100 acres, and 45 minutes drive from the center of Beijing, are the ruins of ‘Wonderland’. Construction stopped more than a decade ago, with developers promoting it as ‘the largest amusement park in Asia’. Funds were withdrawn due to disagreements over property prices with the local government and farmers. So what is left are the skeletal remains of a palace, a castle, and the steel beams of what could have been an indoor playground in the middle of a corn field. – Photographers Blog. Reuters

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