Saturday, April 18, 2015
China's ghost cities are a hot topic, but they're often located in newly-constructed, remote places that nobody wants to go to. What if I told you that there was a small taste of a ghost city in the middle of a huge, prosperous city 30 minutes from Beijing? Well, there is!
The 5th Avenue Business Street is one such ghost mall. It's located right in the middle of downtown Tianjin, China. It's not a nice place, but it's still a place I'd recommend checking out just to creep yourself out a little bit. It's weird - in China, you're always surrounded by tons of people and, in the big cities at least, you're surrounded by flashing lights and the signs of prosperity. Not here. This place is falling apart. It's creepy, and it might even be dangerous....I don't know!
The point is....if you're interested in Chinese ghost cities, but don't have the time to visit one, this is the place to go get a taste. Good luck to you!
Posted by Austin Guidry at 10:32 AM