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Dec 13, 2011

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 Join TotallyCoolPix on Facebook and Twitter or join our Flickr Group.

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China
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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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