Fake Parisian ghost town

Replicas of well known international landmarks can be found across the globe, but none as meticulous as the replica of Paris in China.

The clone of Paris in China only has 2 000 people living in the city, which means that there is roughly 30 people per 700 unit skyscraper. In other words - a ghost town, which main attraction is as a location for wedding photos. Couples who cannot afford to fly to the real Paris uses the clone as a stand-in for the “City of Love.”

This Chinese replica of Paris looks the part from the Eiffel Tower to the rest of the buildings. It’s all meticulously cloned. The China Paris is located in a residential area just outside of Hangzhou in East China’s Zhejiang Province and is called Tianducheng.

These giant abandoned cities are sprouting up all around China and people fear that it could be the start of serious real estate crisis in the near future. A real estate crisis in China would no doubt have a major impact on the global economy since the rest of the world relies so heavily on Chinese manufacturing, it’s growing consumer class, and it’s thirst for the rest of the world’s natural resources.

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