CHINA'S PARIS REPLICA

China's Paris Replica
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CHINA'S PARIS REPLICA



Written by Don't Panic
12 Tuesday 12th November 2013

If you visit Tianducheng, a day trip from Shanghai in China's Zhejiang province, you will be confronted by a 354-foot replica of the Eiffel tower. Construction at Tianducheng began around 2007 continuing a trend in China to recreate great cities around the world throughout Mainland China.

This trend of recreating existing cities of importance in other locations, while strange to some, is one that dates back to China's dynastic period. Originally planned as a city for around 10,000 inhabitants, estimates of current population at Tianducheng are placed at around 2,000 people, many of whom are employed at a nearby French themed amusement park

Caspar Stracke has a video tour of Tianducheng.

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