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China's new ghost town: Wonderland in Beijing [Copy link] 中文

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the latest ghost town to be unearthed in China is Nankou, 45 minutes' drive north of  Beijing.

Located along the highway to Badaling Great Wall, Nankou (南口镇) houses China’s most ambitious theme park attempt, which goes by the ironic name of Wonderland.

Now completely deserted among empty cornfields, back in 1996 the 123-hectare Wonderland was pegged to be the biggest theme park in Asia in by Thailand-based Reignwood Group.

The project was halted in 1998 after the developer and local farmers failed to reach an agreement over the rights of the land.

The construction site and its surrounding fields have thus lain derelict for nearly 14 years.

Look out for this abandoned Disneyland-style castle on your way to the Great Wall.
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Wonderland was designed as a science-themed amusement park.
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A small community is flourishing beside the abandoned theme park, tending the plants growing in the car park
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The construction site is now surrounded by barren fields.
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Wonderland's European-style enclosing wall and heavy gate.
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Now completely deserted, the 123-hectare Wonderland was pegged to be the biggest theme park in Asia back in 1996.
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The project was halted in 1998 after the developer and local farmers failed to reach an agreement over the rights of the land.
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