China’s Failed $1 Billion Copy of Paris

Image credit: Overview of Xiangxie Road from its North End by MNXANL

Tianducheng, a district modelled directly on Paris, was built on farmland at the outskirts of Hangzhou in 2007. It has its own Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées but has struggled to attract residents and has been called a ghost town.

via Open Culture