Xishuangbanna Monkey Mountain / 西双版纳猴山

After finding the Banna Monkey Mountain Ropeway, I finally discovered what is left of the park on the other side of the Mekong river… Happy new year of the Monkey! It all started by chance (although… It is really by chance, as we are entering the Chinese Year of the Monkey…), by spotting the Mekong […]

Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden / 西双版纳热带花卉园

Yesterday, I did another great discovery in Jinghong, Xishuangbanna: a botanical garden surrounded by abandoned elements! Next to the park: the abandoned Olympic pool If you follow my blog, you know that I particularly like abandoned swimming pools, especially the long ones… The ones that are olympic-size. After finding an indoor olympic-size pool in Datong, […]

Banna Monkey Mountain Ropeway / 版纳猴山索道

I am currently spending a few days in Yunnan, Xishuangbanna for my Christmas vacation with Gui. It’s less polluted and less cold than in Beijing or Datong. I was riding a bicycle in Jinghong along the Mekong River when I spotted an abandoned place… It seems my eyes are trained for this anywhere now. It […]

Beijing Film Studio / 北京电影制片厂

This report is about the famous Beijing Film Studio, targeted to be demolished three years ago and still left waiting, abandoned, falling more and more into decay. I would not have explored Beijing Film Studio without my friend Paul, a student at the prestigious Beijing Film Institute, who spotted this place. We decided to go […]

Guosheng’s unfinished twin towers night exploration / 国盛中心烂尾楼的夜景

I had to re-write this report after I came up with a new theory on this place, the unfinished Guosheng mall in Beijing… I started visiting abandoned places in France, and most ruins are quite old. So I was looking for the same type of places in China: I was already happy to have found […]

Strange futuristic unfinished-abandoned buildings / 奇怪未来主义的烂尾楼

This report on the visit I did in November 2015 will display the amazing SF architecture of several unfinished-abandoned buildings found in Datong… Strange buildings, aren’t they? Before presenting more closely their amazing architecture, I will explain where they come from… The five major equipments project (五大场馆): a semi-failure Datong, a city in Northern Shanxi […]

Imperial Garden Villas / 御苑花园别墅

First of all, I thank Brïn for giving me the idea to go on this urbex, after looking at his post here. And I was not disappointed! Although it is very small, it is a pretty amazing place. This abandoned luxury villa compound is actually located inside Beijing Olympic park. How did this happen? The […]

Wahaha Hotel / 娃哈哈大酒店

Around the Dongsi area, right next to one of Beijing’s most peaceful traditional neighbourhoods, one building (among others, by the way!) does not quite fit in the hutong1 urban tissue. It is large, high (more than six storeys), ugly (composed of a very basic concrete structure) and it looks abandoned. What I discovered is the […]