An unfinished and abandoned theme park in Beijing

Unreal Estate and China’s Collective Unconscious

An unfinished and abandoned theme park in Beijing

Investors once dreamed of building the largest theme park in Asia on the outskirts of Beijing. But, the project was never finished due to unresolved land disputes with local farmers and the Asian Financial Crisis in the late 1990s. More than a decade later, all that remained was the skeleton of a Disney-like castle. 

Beijing, 2011