The Chinese Paris.

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To someone who has never visited Paris, this may look just like the city of love and light. Look a little closer, and it becomes obvious that something isn't quite right:



These photos were taken in Tianducheng, a residential community built in on the outskirts of Hangzhou in eastern China. Apparently there's only 2,000 people living there now, which seems rather sparsely populated for what they must be hoping will be a tourist attraction.

Has anyone seen this bizarre little community (or know more about it)? All online information seems to point back to the Reuters link below.

Slideshow via Reuters

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Ah yes, I remember hearing about this! For a good laugh check out this Chinese "French Chateau": http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Wmaat-9YsQ
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I thought at first that this was from a film from 2004 about people who work in Beijing’s World Park titled Shijie, "The World" (http://imdb.com/title/tt0423176/plotsummary). Does this mean that there are actually two simulated Paris(es) in China?
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