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Look Inside: Ordos Kangbashi, A Ghost City No Longer

Take a look inside the place that is known as China’s most famous ghost city.

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Ordos Kangbashi is best known as China’s most famous ghost city, but over the past year something happened: people began coming. The population jumped from 30,000 to 72,000 in a single year, and the trend looks to continue. Though there is still a lot of elbow room in this new city, which started being constructed in 2003, it is by no means a ghost city any longer.

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Filed under: China, Inner Mongolia, Urbanization

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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3691 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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