Everyone knows that the Chinese can copy anything from famous brand clothing and watches to complex military systems. But it turns out that they copy
entire cities. Only very few people live in these cities due to high real estate prices. I want to show you, members of the forum, a few of these
Not far from Shanghai, there is the town of Tianducheng, which was built in 2007. It is a miniature copy of Paris with its small, only 110-meter high
Eiffel Tower, small Champs Elysees and a small Luxembourg Gardens. Many residential buildings have also been copied from Parisian buildings.
Another suburb of Shanghai was named Anting after a German artist. It was built in 2006 and stylized to resemble German architecture and Bavarian
flavor. Narrow streets, brown and red buildings with pointed roofs and turrets, as well as monuments to Goethe and Schiller. Cobbled sidewalks, lots
of greenery and fountains - as if you come to one of the old towns of Bavaria.
Several years ago in Tianjin, a large city, it was decided to build a new area and make it the center of world trade in Northern China. The area was
named Yugiapo, but it looks suspiciously like a business island in New York: similar skyscrapers, parks, shopping centers and houses. Well, if you
copy the center of world trade, then only Manhattan.
Dalian is a port city in Liaoning province with a population of over 7 million. The city has many theme parks and entertainment venues, but one of the
most memorable was built in 2011. This is Little Venice - an area with canals, bridges and European-style houses and gondolas.
Thames Town, a few kilometers from Shanghai, is a miniature copy of England and its main attractions, both from London and from other cities. While
building the city, the Chinese tried to adopt the British style in the form of red brick houses, Victorian terraces, corner shops and red telephone
Gaoqiao is a large industrial city with many factories and factories, but one part of it was rebuilt as a Dutch village. It is worth saying that the
"village" turned out to be huge: a sea canal, many buildings, department stores and restaurants, as well as an exact copy of the Amsterdam National
Museum with replicas of paintings and statues.
In fact, there are much more such cities-copies. I have shown you only the most striking ones.