Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?? Lost Theme Park Found In China!
Beijing's filled with hidden secrets. Behind all those highrise tower blocks and overpasses, there is awesomeness to be found. And so it was that some people heard rumors of a decrepit half-built theme park, somewhere way out west. The rumors came from a Chinese film student, who'd heard them from a friend, who'd heard them from another friend. No-one knew where on a map they were. "Just go to the Yuquanlu subway stop," said Bing, "and walk south. That's where it is! Ask a passerby."
These people did just that. And two hours later, they were still walking and asking passerby. The problem wasn't that no-one had heard of it... everyone local seemed to know what they were talking about, but everyone local pointed them in a different direction. Two blocks in one direction. Twenty minutes in another. Half an hour walking along a highway. Finally they got wise, and paid a stranger to drive them around the neighborhood. And, in a moment of enlightenment, through a gap in the buildings, they saw what they were looking for: The Romance Park of the Heart.
But this is the majesty inside... a crumbling half-built theme park filled with weeds, wild dogs, feces, broken bottles, and sweet, sweet awesomeness. Swiss chalets, futuristic castles, papier-mache boulders, hutongs, pagodas, and so much more.