Tang Dynasty City, Singapore

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The $100-million theme park which spans the size of 18 football fields was one of the grandest attractions in Singapore in its heydays. It was modeled after the Tang Dynasty capital in Chang-An.

The theme park that recreates the seventh century Chinese village of Chang ’An, the present day Xian. One of the highlights of the theme park, the life size replica of the Great Wall of China that surrounds the whole city them park and not forgetting the life size replicas of the terracotta army of the tyrant emperor, Qin Shi Huang, that you will get to see in the theme park too!

It opened with great fanfare in 1992 but the combination of Asian financial crisis, high admission charges and lacklustre exhibits led to its closure in 1999.

The Tang Dynasty City today seems a pale shadow of its once-majestic self. The theme park’s 3-m-high wall was unscrubbed, and barricades put up across its gates to stop trespassers had fallen apart. Inside, broken glass and pieces of furniture littered the floor.

In May 2008, Demolish works began and by November 2008, The whole place is demolished and leveled.

written by dotdotdot on 2010-03-24 in #world #locations #locations #tourist-attraction #demolished #singapore #tang-dynasty-city

7 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Stunning location! What a pity this place demolished but it gives something special to this lomolocation... Shot n°1 is really beautiful! :)

  2. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    gosh i've always wanted to enter that place...thanks 4 sharing nic!

  3. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    been here in singapore for almost 9 years now.. where the hell is this??? :)

  4. dotdotdot
    dotdotdot ·

    @quaisoir: But it's gone already!

    @panelomo: It's at Yuan Ching Road.. Somewhere at the far west of Singapore!

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Simply mythical ! What a gallery !

  6. edward_lomo2801
    edward_lomo2801 ·

    Means we cant go in there walk around n take pics anymore?

  7. whalethehumans
    whalethehumans ·

    when did you take these pictures? it must've been a looooong span of time between the peekcha taking and the article writing

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