China's knock-off landmarks

(Source: msn)

Some of the world's leading architects are up in arms as yet more copies of famous Western buildings spring up across in China at an unprecedented rate. Famous clones have already included the Ronchamp Chapel in France, the Eiffel Tower in Paris - and the entire town of Hallstatt in Austria.
 

London Tower Bridge - A lookalike of London's Tower Bridge is seen in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China.
 

The Parthenon - People walk out of a replica of the Parthenon at a theme park in Lanzhou, Gansu Province.
 

Hallstatt village - A construction worker walks with a ladder in the replica village of Austria's UNESCO heritage site, Hallstatt, in China's southern city of Huizhou, in Guangdong province.
 
Eiffel Tower - Residents ride a bicycle past a replica of the Eiffel Tower built next to a residential complex in Yantai, Shandong province.
 
Colosseum - A replica of the Roman Colosseum in Macau.
 
White House - A visitor takes photographs of a replica of the White House at Beijing World Park.
 
Florentia Village - A canal flows through the center of the Florentia Village, located on the outskirts of the city of Tianjin. The shopping center, which covers an area of some 200,000 square meters, was constructed on a former corn field at an estimated cost of $220 million and copies old Italian-style architecture with Florentine arcades, a grand canal, bridges, and a building that resembles a Roman Colloseum.
 
Leaning Tower of Pisa - A Chinese worker walks past a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Shanghai.
 

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Visitors to Beijing's World Park walk across a replica of the Sydney Harbour Bridge situated next a replica of the Sydney Opera House in Beijing.
 

Karnak Temple - A visitor takes a photograph of a carved structure, a replica of the Karnak Temple in Egypt, at the abandoned Wanguo park in Wuhan, Hubei province. The park was abandoned during the course of construction, according to local media.
 
Kremlin - A government building housing several departments including the Mentougou Weather Bureau in Beijing. Local residents say the building resembles Moscow's Kremlin.
 
Moai statues - Replicas of the Moai statues on Easter Island, at a business district in Beijing.
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