The world’s largest ghost town is in Genghis Khan’s hometown

The world's largest ghost town is in Genghis Khan's hometown 1
The world's largest ghost town is in Genghis Khan's hometown 1

Rising from the vast desert of northern China, Ordos was formerly just a poor town in Inner Mongolia, home of the great Khan Genghis Khan.

A prominent building in Ordos.

Not a single person in sight

When talking about Ordos, we cannot ignore Kangbashi, the largest new urban area here.

However, in reality, due to insufficient buyers and unpaid loans, many investors withdrew before the project was completed, leaving abandoned buildings.

In November 2009, in response to the situation of so many `abandoned` buildings, Times Magazine voted this place as China’s `ghost town`.

The world's largest ghost town is in Genghis Khan's hometown

Luxurious villas without a single person in sight.

`It seems that no one dares to leave the bustling urban area to move to a place far from the city center that is too quiet like this,` said a construction worker.

Signs of life

The `ghost town` status quo has become an embarrassment to local officials.

The world's largest ghost town is in Genghis Khan's hometown

City museum and library area.

Currently, Kangbashi district has 100,000 residents.

Many domestic tourists began to flock here to walk around the riverbank, enjoying the clean, pollution-free urban landscape like in big Chinese cities.

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Hanh Thu

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