Haunted Places


When places are abandoned in China, it is often rumors of ghosts that replace the noise. Such is the case with Dongcheng’s Yuyuan Garden. Built in the 90’s, residents left after a series of robberies. Another, heavily rumored to be haunted, is Donghao Plaza on Bada Road. Vacant since 2000, gossipers blame everything from bad feng shui to the entrance that resembles that of a tomb, building atop unmarked graves, and screams of a woman at night. Local media reported the rumors were spread by developers after an argument with ownership. Recently, a new place made the list. The 28-story Overseas Chinese Hotel by the canal has spooked Dongguaners with a mysterious light appearing in one room on some nights.