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China Are Making Cheap Replicas Of Iconic Buildings

by : UNILAD on : 08 Jul 2015 18:32

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As anybody that has ever bought anything off eBay will know, China love a cheap knock-off. But it doesn’t stop at football shirts, watches and Jordans. They do shit replica’s of iconic landmarks, too.

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China have been building replica’s of world famous structures, which is kind of weird, but experts believe that there’s a strong reason.

Oxford University scholar and archaeologist Jack Carlson said:

The ancient parallels for these copycat projects suggest that they are not mere follies, but monumental assertions of China’s global primacy.

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The Great Sphinx of Giza, from Egypt, and now an unfinished park in Chuzhou,

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One of over 100 attractions in the Beijing World Park includes a Syndey Opera House, complete with Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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The world famous ‘Leaning Tower Of Shanghai’.

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Austria… Or China? (It’s China)

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In 2007, a development company built a mock-Paris, including a scaled Eiffel Tower. Normal. Apparently it’s empty and the place is a ghost town now.

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‘Florentia Village’.

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The Mentougou Weather Bureau, based on Moscow’s Kremlin. With a nice golden arch for good measure.

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Easter Island, recreated.

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Jiangsu province has it’s own Arc de Triomphe. Probably won’t be seeing this one on the Tour de France.

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China’s Macau is a gambling hotspot, that also has it’s own Roman Colosseum.

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So there it is, save money on a round-the-world trip, and see it all in one country. China.

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