Austrian village, but in China


The New York Times has a 360 video (paywall) that shows you around a Chinese village with an almost-too-real Austrian vibe. In China, architectural clones are prevalent, if not ubiquitous. In the suburbs of Shanghai, there is a fake English town. Outside Beijing, there is a Chinese version of Jackson Hole. And in the city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang Province, there is a housing estate named Tianducheng 天都城, where a fake Eiffel Tower stands. The area’s hyperreal atmosphere even attracted an English musician to film a music video there.

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