Abandoned village in a fishing island / 渔岛荒村

During the weekend, I went with friends to the ecological island again and we rode our bicycles to another part of the island, where less tourists go and where only a few fishermen still live… Actually, I did not imagine that I would find new abandoned places after the amusement park and the lighthouse, but […]

King View Lighthouse / 大王角灯塔

In Zhuhai, there is a real (yes, real!) ecological island where several buildings are abandoned. Last time I went there, I found an amusement park. This time, it was also a very interesting and unexpected discovery: an abandoned lighthouse. The path to the lighthouse was half overgrown, a bit like the path to the Monkey […]

Deserted villages around Kaiping, abandoned diaolou / 开平周围的无人村,荒废的碉楼

If you follow my blog, you know that I like historical ruins a lot, much more than unfinished and abandoned buildings. I also love finding buildings with an interesting architecture, especially the ones combining Chinese and Western architectural styles, such as Republican-era buildings in Beijing and Shanghai. But there are other fascinating forms of mixed-style […]

Rose Villa / 玫瑰山庄

When I was in Zhuhai, I saw a strange villa compound as my bus was driving along the seaside. It really looked in a pretty bad shape: the name of the residential unit was half broken, no guard was present at the main entrance, and the colours on the walls of the villas were washed […]

Sweet Fragrance Lake Amusement Park / 香蜜湖游乐场

I spent the week-end in Shenzhen. This city is famous for its still very popular kitsch theme parks like Window on the world or Shenzhen folk culture village. Therefore, I am very fond of the place I visited1: an abandoned waterpark from the 1980s! An early waterpark in a growing megalopolis As you might know, […]

Zhujiang Beer Factory / 珠江啤酒厂

I was a few days in Guangzhou this week and it is a very nice city for urban exploration. This time, I did not have much time so I could not go to the place I wanted to visit the most (that’s a secret for now!), but I had the chance to find a beer-themed […]

Golden Apple Paradise / 金苹果游乐园

Before I start this report, in such a context, I have to state something. People often ask me how I find the time to explore so many places. « Don’t you ever work? » Well, people, the thing is, this is my hobby. When I have free time, I don’t watch TV, I don’t surf online for […]

Paradise Hill Hotel / 石景山大酒店

I am now living in Zhuhai, in Guangdong province, and I spotted a place from a public bus on the very first day I arrived. It is indeed a very large building in a very lively part of the city, which is why it caught my attention. A huge empty driveway, a monumental entrance with […]

Guangzhou Space Wonders / 广州航天奇观

I had to go to Guangzhou for work this week, so I could not miss this opportunity to visit a derelict theme park about… Interstellar space! The park « Space Wonders » opened in 1997, following the general wave of theme parks aiming at pleasing the generation of « post-80 » children in China. The investment was very important, […]

« The World » Theme Park / 世界乐园

Still traveling during the summer, I arrived in Chengdu, Sichuan, and looked for abandoned places there. The idea of an abandoned theme park suggested by Gui made my day: Chengdu has a « world-themed » abandoned amusement park and… it is totally ok to visit it! Welcome to the first « authorized » urbex site I have ever visited […]