Photo Essay

Photo Essay : The Abandoned Amusement Park

© Zarni Phyo

The “Game City” in Yangon used to be the most popular amusement park in Myanmar. It opened in 1997. And some local news say it shut down only in 2012 or 2013. Once a popular destination for family vacations/ friends gathering, the theme park’s vibrant colors have been faded away by Yangon’s weather. Rides are broken and rusted. Fences are broken. Most of the part has been covered by long grass. But dozens of people still live in this abandoned place but no one knows why this amusement park has been closed.