Built to entertain over 1.3 million people, the coal-mining town of Ordos was intended to be an important metropolis in Inner Mongolia. However, only 2 percent of its buildings have been filled.
Enjoy this surreal skateboarding video of the city, known to some as the Dubai of northern China.
China has at least 12 ghost cities. The problem is caused by local authorities using borrowed money for huge development projects, like Ordos, to boost economic growth data. But in reality they don’t generate income, just vast amounts of debt.