Some of China’s tourist attractions might look familiar.
If you happen upon a Venetian canal, a Dutch windmill, or the Eiffel Tower during your stay, you’re not hallucinating. China has a knack for copying famous landmarks, and sometimes entire cities, from around the world.
While some of these imitations could be mistaken for the real thing, others are abandoned ghost towns or remain half-finished construction projects.
Here’s how China’s versions of famous cities around the world stack up to the real destinations.