Ordos is one of the twelve major subdivisions of Inner Mongolia, China. It lies within the Ordos Loop of the Yellow River. Although mainly rural, Ordos is administered as a prefecture-level city.
Two horse statues preside over Genghis Khan Plaza at the town’s center. Horses are the city’s adopted symbol, and they represent a nomadic culture.
The nearby Ordos Art & City Museum “seems like it has landed on the earth,” according to a statement by the architect, MAD Architects.
The Ordos Dongsheng Stadium fits 35,000 spectators,
though it has never been filled.
Ordos is known for its lavish government projects, including the new Kangbashi District, a large District with abundant infrastructure, seldom used by residents and frequently described as a “ghost city”.