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Stroll around the world's biggest ghost townin Ordos, China

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In Kangbashi there are apartment buildings, offices, parks, museums and a library. But the town is populated only for 2%.
How to stroll around the world's biggest ghost town in Ordos
Kangbashi was constructed in 2001 to invest money earned by local authorities from coal mining. The town occupies 350 square kilometers. Its infrastructure was meant to hold one million residents, but because of high prices for real estate in Kangbashi, only about 20 000 people settled down here.

Nevertheless the town still functions - traffic lights work properly, streets are cleaned up on a regular basis and gramophones on lamp-posts transmit classical music. Kangbashi resembles post apocalyptic town.

City library building is also fully equipped, Ordos
Photo: City library building is also fully equipped, © Alexander Belenkiy

How to do?

1. Kangbashi is located 18 kilometers from Ordos Airport - you can get here along highway G210. Trains from Beijing run to Ordos two times a day.

2. Police keeps order on Kangbashi streets - travellers can stroll around the town, take pictures of any objects and buildings around. Buses run around the town, but without passengers.

Where to do?

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Ghost town that occupies 350 square kilometers is placed in Ordos region in central north part of China. Its construction started in 2001. The infrastructure was meant to hold one million residents, but the town is populated only for 2%.

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Photo credit © Alexander Belenkiy