7 Abandoned Cities And Wonders Of Modern Asia

From South Korea to North Korea, Cambodia to Thailand and Azerbaijan to Hong Kong here are seven amazing oriental and subcontinental abandonments from the Near East to the Far East, from skyscraper hotels and pod cities to shopping malls and amusement parks and everything in between.

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    The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
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    Death toll from factory collapse in Bangladesh passes 1,000 as recovery operation continues. More
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  • For some Detroit services, call the D.I.Y. Dept.
    Detroit may be broke but it will soon have a first-rate motor pool, featuring 23 new ambulances and a fleet of 100 new police cars. Some city parks also are getting tender loving care. New fruit trees and shrubs have been planted, and mowing crews are beginning to make the rounds to keep the green spaces tidy. More
  • Most Visited Cities In The World 2012
    In the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, London leads the world as both the most popular destination city for overseas travelers, and in the average amount each visitor spends. Whether drawn by business or as tourists, London's visitors from New York are the ones that travel the furthest and spend the most. More
  • Abandoned New England: Photos from the Seaside Sanatorium along the Connecticut shore
    So unfortunately, I was not able to get to see the wonders that may have laid inside there ... I would recommend getting out there and checking it out before its lost to modern development.
    10/27/2016 - 6:03 pm | View Link
  • To be launched by Modi, Meghalaya’s first rail link reminds one of 1880s abandoned project
    Describing it as “one of the most spectacular endeavours to build a mountain railway”, Dutta said, “Had it succeeded, the inclined section would surely have been one of the seven wonders of the railway world.”
    11/27/2014 - 9:28 pm | View Link
  • The Ghost Village of Kayakoy, Abandoned During a Population Swap
    But this is not an ancient city—Kayakoy in Turkey is a modern ruin, deserted for political reasons in the 1920s. Originally built in the 1700s, the town called Karmylassos in Greek was home to as many as 20,000 Greek Orthodox residents by the early 20th ...
    10/28/2013 - 6:30 am | View Link
  • Seven abandoned wonders of Antarctica: The whaling bases, research sites and military installations that have all succumbed to the South Pole's icy weather
    Art and architecture site WebUrbanist has compiled a list of seven these abandoned wonders of Antartica which, it calls, 'some of the world's eeriest ghost towns'. Whale's Bay on Deception Island was first established as a base for shipping by a Norwegian ...
    08/3/2013 - 9:23 am | View Link
  • Abandoned Bell Labs could make history again
    "I don't go around preserving architectural wonders," Somerset president Ralph Zucker said in ... sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement," hosted a three-day design workshop at the site in April. Califati said the group will issue an extensive ...
    08/2/2008 - 1:20 pm | View Link
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  • An Abandoned City | English Russia
    Here is a little photo-session of an abandoned city. When the Soviet Union collapsed, government didn’t have much funds to support some small cities around strategically import objects.
    03/14/2018 - 11:23 pm | View Website
  • Abandoned Russian Planes | English Russia
    These are photos of tens of abandoned Russian airplanes. They now stand some more some less disassembled under the severe Russian climate, sharing their parts with some their more lucky brothers who are still flying.
    03/14/2018 - 11:56 am | View Website
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    03/9/2018 - 12:53 am | View Website
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    The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. Petra. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Chichén Itzá. Machu Picchu. Image These sites and monuments are popularly known as the “new Seven Wonders of the World,” modern additions to the ancient Seven Wonders laid out by Philo of Byzantium in 250 B.C ...
    01/19/2018 - 10:16 pm | View Website
  • Abandoned Places | Architecture | Galleries on Web Urbanist
    Ever wanted to explore abandoned places? Real-life urban exploration and building infiltration can be challenging, dangerous and even illegal. Here is your chance to try out urbex from the comfort of your computer – from deserted buildings to entire abandoned towns and cities, here are some of the ...
    10/23/2017 - 10:22 pm | View Website
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