"It was intended to be the largest in Asia, but never to open its doors for a bid for the price of the land. Between castles and games, today is sowing maize. See the photos."
Away from the colorful aspect and the laughter of children that characterizes these parks throughout the world, China's version of Disneyworld seems taken from a film by U.S. director Tim Burton.
The dream of the burgeoning middle class of the Asian giant to fill the internal streets of the place never became a reality, unlike what happens with the wishes in fairy tales, and at the beginning of this millennium, the project was abandoned, reported National Geographic.
Wonderland was rediscovered last December by an agency photographer Reuters, David Gray. The structures of the games, which are built on farmland are visible from afar.
The site, accessible to adventurous travelers in China, offers a ghostly look which claimed to be the largest theme park in Asia.
In 1998, the Reignwood Group, a Thai property developer, began plans to build the facility on 48 acres in the town of Chenzhuang, about 32 kilometers from Beijing.
But the plan was marred in 2000 when the company, local government and farmers were unable to agree on the value of the land. Eight years later, an attempt to revive the project also failed.
While Reignwood went onto other equally ambitious projects, like building a golf course and a chain of luxury hotels, the mega park gave way to a more traditional productions of China: corn.