Impressive footage and images have captured the eeriness of China's other 'ghost town': the massive 'bicycle graveyard' where unwanted and confiscated shared bikes are abandoned.
The latest video was taken yesterday above an open yard on the outskirts of Nanjing.
More than 10,000 unlicensed shared bikes were dumped into the space this week after being pulled off the streets by the city's authority - adding to the large number of deserted bicycles that were already in the 'graveyard'.
Hidden beauty: The abandoned shared bikes in Nanjing, China, create surprising beautiful patterns when looked from above
Confiscated: These bikes have been pulled off the streets of Nanjing by the city's government because they are unlicensed
Huge: The 'bicycle graveyard' occupies an empty space along the X303 road on the outskirts of Nanjing, a provincial capital
China used to be called the 'bicycle kingdom' due to the popularity of the two-wheel transport in the 70s and 80s. The cycling trend died down in the 21st century after Chinese citizens started to prefer driving cars instead.
In the past two years or so, the country has had to tackle the issues of an oversupply of public bikes after bike-hiring scheme suddenly took off there and quickly reached saturation.
According to Xinhua News Agency, one 'bike graveyard' in the Jiangning District of Nanjing occupied an empty space that lined a one-kilometre-long road.
Cosmopolitan Nanjing is the provincial capital of Jiangsu in eastern China and has more than eight million residents.
Quick growth: One bike graveyard reported by Xinhua News Agency started to form in 2017 and soon had about 8,000 bikes
Crackdown: Bikes owned by different companies started to pile up after the Nanjing government launched a campaign
Not allowed: The Nanjing authorities target those shared bikes that don't have a license plate or are left on the street at will
Bikes owned by different companies started to pile up in 2017 after the city's government launched a campaign to clean up those shared bicycles that didn't have a licence plate or were left on the street by users at will. It was said that most of those bikes still worked well.
The report said that the bikes had been dumped there because the government and the companies that own the bikes were still negotiating over the financial penalties.
According to related rules, the bike-sharing companies must pay 50 yuan (£5.8) for each of the unlicensed bike as well as 15 yuan (£1.7) cleaning fees.
In addition to those that are already stored in the 'graveyard', there are more than 300,000 unlicensed shared bikes in Nanjing which will need to be dealt with, according to Xinhua.
All shared bikes in Nanjing are now required to carry a virtual license plate in the form of a QR code.
The government and the bike companies are negotiating over the financial penalties while the bikes are left in the 'graveyard'
Follow the rules: All shared bikes in Nanjing are now required to carry a virtual license plate in the form of a QR code
There are more than 300,000 other unlicensed shared bikes in Nanjing that will need to be dealt with by the government