Friday, July 31, 2015

A look at China's thriving copycat architecture

We've known the Chinese to copy almost everything. From sneakers, designer brands, smartphones, tablets, furniture, and cars, they have it already freshly made at a cheaper price.

Recently, it's China's knock off buildings and monuments that have caught international media attention. The Sphinx in Cairo, the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower in Paris, the White House in Washington D.C., the Leaning Tower of Pisa, even the Moai statues of Easter Island have all been replicated by the Chinese.

The Gray House
Fake Moai statues are a sight in Beijing.
This one looks similar to Moscow's Kremlin.
Macau houses a replica of Rome's Colosseum. 
There's also a smaller version of Arc de Triomphe.
The full-size replica of the Sphinx in Chuzhou wears a mask.
A knock off of Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa can be found in Shanghai.
Here's a lonely Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou.

[Image credits: Business Insider]

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