Ordos – China’s Largest Abandoned Mega-city

Ordos is one of the world’s largest ghost towns located in China’s province Inner Mongolia. The goal was to build modern city similar to Dubai in the area which is rich with natural resources however, high prices of properties didn’t attract investors and buyers so town never actually started to live its life. Despite it’s modern buildings the city remains abandoned in the middle of nowhere expecting some better times to host actual residents.

Photos were taken by Raphael Olivier, a French photographer who resides in Shanghai, China where he tries to find inspiration for capturing unique moments of rapid urban development

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1 Comment

  1. So the city has gone from being one of the poorest areas of China to one of the wealthiest, in less than 10 years. With all the negative attention that’s been directed to Ordos, has the local government — or local citizens — begun to see the new area as a failure?

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