The Shenyang National Games Village in Liaoning province, despite attracting a number of investors when its construction began in 2010, is now a ghost town. Few people are seen strolling along the shop-less streets on any given day, and the development has since been taken over by wild plants.
The village, which covers over 120 hectares, was developed by the government for the National Games. Though more than 20 projects had been completed, many more have been aborted.
Just like various other abandoned developments in second- and third-tier Chinese cities, the project initially attracted investments from several big real estate enterprises, such as Poly Real Estate and Century Real Estate, who hoped that the budding urban environment would bring in more people and increase production. A few years have already passed, and, as you can tell, that was not the case.
Other than a few residents living in houses compensated by developers in the nearby Baita district, no pedestrians can be seen on the roads of the village.
Many residential buildings constructed ahead of the 12th National Games in 2013 stand out in the distance, although a number of them were left incomplete.
There are no signs of shops or supermarkets, either. Most of them were never completed, and if they were, no one moved in.
On the plus side, at least the street cleaners have an easy job.
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By Joyce Ng