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

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Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

A farmer carries a shovel over his shoulder as he walks to tend his crops in a field that includes an abandoned building, that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

Cracks are seen in a carpark in front of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

A view of a walkway covered in fresh snow in front of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

A sign warning people about potential poisons in the soil is pasted on a pillar of an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

A stone covered in fresh snow sits in the ruins of an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

Writing on a gate tells people to "be responsible for your actions" when entering an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

A view of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

A view of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

Tree branches line an entrance into an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

Writing on a gate tells people to "be responsible for your actions" when entering an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

Corn grows in a field next to an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

Farmers dig a water well in a field that includes an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

A crack is seen in a footpath leading to an abandoned building that was to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

A sign for Wonderland adorns an abandoned building that was to be part of the amusement park on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

Farmers dismantle a tower in a field that includes abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

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

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

Boarded entrance gates are seen at the front of abandoned buildings that were to be part of an amusement park called Wonderland, on the outskirts of Beijing December 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Abandoned fake Disneyland in China

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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