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Chenggong, one of the largest new ghost town in Asia: 36 pictures

Ghost town in China: The Bleak and Abandoned Structures of Chengong

Chengong, a satellite city located just south of Kunming, was envisioned as a major economic and university center, with construction starting in 2003. The city boasted skyscrapers, luxury villas, huge residential complexes, and modern amenities such as a stadium, kindergartens, and shopping malls. However, despite the presence of the nearby market of Luosiwan, the city failed to attract the expected influx of residents and businesses. As a result, within a few years, Chengong became one of the largest ghost towns in China, with its once-thriving structures now decaying and abandoned, presenting a stark and desolate landscape.

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Some of the images of this gallery were also included in China Suburbia, a photographic project on the fast urbanization in China.

Images of the ghost town of Chenggong

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Pictures: Matteo Damiani

Source: Cina

Topic: ghost town in China, real estate in China.

Matteo Damiani

CHINA-UNDERGROUND. Matteo Damiani is an Italian sinologist, photographer, author and motion designer. Matteo lived and worked for ten years in China. Founder of and

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