Those look like really nice homes and apartments. I understand the people staying away because of high prices, but I bet its more than that. Eventually the China government will place some people there.
The total Ordos region has a population of 1.5 million. The city itself should be on par with San Fransico's 7.3 million. I guess that makes for an easy morning commute.In Inner Mongolia lies the mostly empty planned city of Ordos. The area was built for 1 million residents, but thanks to Ordos' cost of living, almost nobody lives there. Check out sparse photographs of this empty city.
Vast new cities of apartments and shops are being built across China at a rate of ten a year, but they remain almost completely uninhabited ghost towns. It's all part of the government's efforts to keep the economy booming, and there are many people who would love to move in, but it's simply too expensive for most. Video journalist Adrian Brown wanders through malls of vacant shops, and roads lined with empty apartment buildingsâ€¦ 64 million apartments are said to be empty across the country and one of the few shop owners says he once didn't sell anything for four or five days.