Gotta give it to the Chinese. They have created the world in China.
There was a time when China was the go-to country for tourists interested in fake designer handbags and electronics (it still is), but are you aware the country has been creating life-size replicas of some of the world’s most famous monuments including whole towns for years now?
China is home to fake versions, or as journalist Bianca Bosker calls them, original copies, of London’s Tower Bridge and the Sydney Opera House among several others.
There’s a simulation of Dorchester (Dorset, UK) in Chengdu, the capital of south-west China’s Sichuan province in Western China, that houses 200,000 Chinese citizens.
Then there’s also Thames Town in Shanghai, a replica of Wyoming’s Jackson Hole in Hebei Province, and a fake version of the French Arc de Triomphe in Zhengzhou.