Abandoned Wonderland In China

On May 22, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Distance Fog

In Chenzhuang Village, China, about 20 miles from bustling Beijing, lies the strange and creepy ruins of a semi-constructed amusement park. The park, funded by the Thailand-based Reignwood Group, was to be “the largest amusement park in Asia,” and was lovingly called “Wonderland“.

The park is situated just off the motorway, nestled among fields of corn. Construction work at the park halted around 1998 after disagreements with local officials over property prices. Developers briefly tried to restart construction in 2008, but there was no joy.

The abandoned site is now a draw for local kiddies and a few intrepid photographers, who encounter signs telling them to proceed at their own risk and warn of “poisonous soil.” Farmers are slowly reclaiming the land as their own. Good on you farmers.

Reuters photographer David Gray visited the site one chilly morning and returned with these pleasing images of a rotten un-Wonderland.

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Bridge Snow

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Bridge

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Car Park

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Castle Through Corn

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Castle

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Dismantling

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Entrance Side

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Entrance

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Farmer Shovel

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Farmers

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Floor Crack

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Overgrown 2

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Overgrown

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Palace

Abandoned Wonderland - Chenzhuang Village China - Poison Soil Sign

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