Other sightings in the cemetery include shadow figures and a green mist that floats among the gravestones. The lights were shining bright in every establishment, but the people were nowhere to be seen. A November report on AlJazeera exposed the city of Ordos to a worldwide audience, and the story was run the next year by Time Magazine.
River re-routing is another factor, one example being the towns along the Aral Sea. Ghost towns may be created when land is expropriated by a government, and residents are required to relocate. Inner Mongolia is an interesting place.
Around the world[ edit ]. By the time we got back to our hotel, to its luxuriously oversized beds and in-room bars that featured whisky, peanuts and gas masks, we were still struggling to get to grips with this place, to make sense of the city.
After the earthquake ofIndus river changed its course of flow resulting in abandonment of port by people. Kuldhara is an abandoned town near JaisalmerRajasthan Prabalgada hill fort near MatheranMaharashtra which was abandoned due to its difficult access and scarcity of water.
For example, Walhalla, VictoriaAustralia, became almost deserted  after its gold mine ceased operation inbut owing to its accessibility and proximity to other attractive locations, it has had a recent economic and holiday population surge.
Route 66 suffered both mine closures when the resources were depleted and loss of highway traffic as US 66 was diverted away from places like Oatman, Arizona onto a more direct path.
With a population reckoned at 1, and rising fast, the resultant boom in property development has led to scores of new-made millionaires and a rapidly growing elite class; at the same time however, analysts fear that this property bubble is set to burst.
Pripyat is the most famous of these abandoned towns; it was built for the workers of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and had a population of almost 50, at the time of the disaster. For example, after being flooded more than 30 times since their town was founded inresidents of Pattonsburg, Missouridecided to relocate after two floods in Around the world[ edit ].
In this case, it was named for the UK's River Thames. The futuristically sculpted terminal building is decked out with fountains and hanging baskets, chic coffee shops and sub-lit escalators glowing in shades of green and blue. A recent CBS 60 Minutes report in the US exposed dozens of new cities in China sitting empty - with the apartments snapped up as investments by the nation's wealthy middle class, then sitting empty as the owners fail to find tenants who can meet the rent.
Contamination due to ammunition caused by military use may also lead to the development of ghost towns. Mining companies nowadays will create a temporary community to service a mine site, building all the accommodation, shops and services required, and then remove them once the resource has been extracted.
Locals and tourists are fascinated by this story, which has taken on epic proportions. The Middle East has many ghost towns that were created when the shifting of politics or the fall of empires caused capital cities to be socially or economically unviable, such as Ctesiphon.
Two years after the last building in Lemieux was demolished, a landslide swept part of the former town-site into the South Nation River. Rerik West, an area of RerikGermanyhad been home to a Group of Soviet Forces in Germany barracks during the German Democratic Republicbut following German reunification it was abandoned due to ammunition contamination from the barracks.
Catastrophic environmental damage caused by long-term contamination can also create a ghost town. From the moment we got off our plane, it was apparent that someone, sometime, had made grand plans for this city.
The people will come. Located on a peninsula separated from Rerik by a small isthmusin it was turned into a restricted area while the rest of the town remained populated.
However, a hill and dozens of temples remain. The Bridge of Helplessness. A man watched nearby, as his son flew a kite; the bright sail drifting high above the heads of the noble khans.
A wave of surprise and curiosity rippled through the staff when two foreigners stepped out of the lift. On the way we passed by the stadium again, less dramatic by the light of day, while beyond that a forest of dusty, unfinished towers fanned out from either side of the road.
The rise of condominium investment caused for real estate bubbles also leads to a ghost town, as real estate prices rise and affordable housing becomes less available.
The empty storefronts match the surrounding, unoccupied villa compounds. On the final stretch into Ordos however, we passed by the shell of a stadium-to-be; the vast, skeletal seating areas rose up in a ring around a central playing field, lit by industrial spotlights and the regular, telltale flares of several hundred welding guns.
Boomtowns can often decrease in size as fast as they initially grew. To show this city for the functional, hospitable destination that it so desperately wants to be. The city centre is not a long way off completion: We arrived in Ordos sometime in the early hours of the morning, checked our bags into a hotel, and grabbed a beer for the road.
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What appear to be citizens walking about, attending to their daily lives, are actually actors put there to give the impression that the city is occupied.
Each day they are. Jul 20, · The focus of the Expo was "Better City, Better Life", but ironically, what it left behind was a ghost town. When it was over, Shanghai was left with a swathe of land the size of Monaco with. Jul 21, · Watch video · In "Cartel Land" director Matthew Heineman's new film "City of Ghosts," this subject is given a very up close and personal examination in a setting that is jarring, frightening, and heartbreaking.
In the city of Raqqa in Iraq just a few years ago, the Assad regime fell to its rebellion, and the people who lived there felt like /10(K).Ghost of a city lives in