There is this ghost town just inside the Laos side of the border with China.
The story i heard was the Chinese money built about 10 hotels and about 3000 rooms plus a casino to bring business to Laos. The people of Laos were not wecome. Just rich Chinese men looking for a good time. They brought in the girls from Laos. But the party crashed when the word got out that it was more than a gambling trip for these men.
The casino closed and all but two hotels shut down.
It was a real ghost town.
And since i had camped in abandoned houses and restaurants along the way, i can now say that i camped in an abandoned five star hotel.