Wednesday, January 19, 2011

abandoned architectural wonders of modern asia

Modern Asia,with its new found wealth and confidence has been the the dynamo of world construction industry. But here are few occasions where things did not exactly worked out the way they were originally intended. This is especially so in Asia where dictators and autocratic governments sometime bite more than they could chew up.

"Abandoned buildings, properties and places take on remarkably different aesthetic character and are treated differently from one culture to the next – particularly in Asian nations where beliefs about the cultural role of architecture or the whims of a dictator can vary greatly. 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 – fascinating remnants of past buildings."

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea - The hotel that never was,


  1. These are amazing really, they should really invest in them.

  2. That top one is a sensational looking place.

  3. Is that top photo in the Ryugyong Hotel built into the side of a mountain!?