Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ordos China: Abandoned Town

Mining towns are exceptional places for abandoned cities. They play out and then die off. These ghost towns in modern times leave some huge infrastructure. Case in point, look at Ordos China.


This was built 20 years ago for the Mongolian mining rush, but even China is not exempt from the bursting bubble. The buildings, many not even used, still sit empty. They tried to grow the city too big for a coal mining land and are now left with these bleak (and for those of us who love URBEX, beautiful) buildings.




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