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Here Now, the Eerie Vestiges of a Stalled Taiwanese Resort

Over on Design You Trust there's a look at San Zhi, a futurism-inspired Taiwanese resort that began construction as a series of UFO-shaped vacation houses in 1978 and never actually opened. Wikipedia tells the sordid history best:
"[T]he project abandoned in 1980 due to investment losses and several car accident deaths during construction, which is said to have been caused by the unfortuitous act of bisecting the Chinese dragon sculpture located near the resort gates for widening the road to the buildings. Other stories indicated that the site was the former burial ground for Dutch soldiers." Nowadays, the place remains a partially finished, pod-studded wasteland where giant graffiti'd M&Ms and eerie grotto pools sit untouched as the decades pass.

The holiday spot is not open for business the way developers originally intended, but folks still tour the ruins, ever fascinated by the overgrowth on the candy-colored discs and forsaken waterslides. It's creepy, sure, but somehow not quite as disturbing as, say, abandoned mental institutions. More photos:

· San Zhi: the Abandoned Pod Village in Taiwan. [Design You Trust]
· All Abandonment Issues [Curbed National]