Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

Along the road to one of China’s most famous tourist landmarks – the Great Wall of China – sits what could potentially have been another such tourist destination, but now stands as an example of modern-day China and the problems facing it. 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 stopped around 1998 due to disagreements over property prices with the local government and farmers [24 photos total]

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A farmer carries a shovel over his shoulder as he walks to tend his crops in a field that includes an abandoned building, that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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Cracks are seen in a carpark in front of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A view of a walkway covered in fresh snow in front of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A sign warning people about potential poisons in the soil is pasted on a pillar of an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A stone covered in fresh snow sits in the ruins of an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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Writing on a gate tells people to "be responsible for your actions" when entering an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A view of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A view of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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Tree branches line an entrance into an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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Writing on a gate tells people to "be responsible for your actions" when entering an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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Corn grows in a field next to an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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Farmers dig a water well in a field that includes an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A crack is seen in a footpath leading to an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A sign for Wonderland adorns an abandoned building that was to be part of the amusement park on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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Farmers dismantle a tower in a field that includes abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A farmer carries a shovel over his shoulder as he walks through an abandoned building, that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, to tend his crops on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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Boarded entrance gates are seen at the front of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A farmer carries a shovel over his shoulder as he walks through an abandoned building, that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, to tend his crops on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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A view of a vacant carpark in front of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing, on December 5, 2011. (Reuters/David Gray) #
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The entrance to an abandoned building leading into Wonderland, a derelict amusement park on the outskirts of Beijing, on December 5, 2011. (Reuters/David Gray) #
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A view of entrances to an abandoned building which lead into the derelict Wonderland amusement park, near Beijing, on December 5, 2011. (Reuters/David Gray) #
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The steel frame of an abandoned building stands in what would have been Wonderland, near Beijing, on December 5, 2011. (Reuters/David Gray) #
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A building in the shape of a castle stands uncompleted in a field in what would have been an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing, on December 5, 2011. (Reuters/David Gray) #
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Footsteps in fresh snow are seen across a walkway leading to the entrance of Wonderland, a derelict amusement park northwest of Beijing, on December 5, 2011. (Reuters/David Gray) #

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