There Is A Fake English Village In Shanghai And It's Uncanny
Imagine Wee Britain, but stranger.
Thames Town is about an hour outside of Shanghai.
It was completed in 2006, as part of Shanghai's One City, Nine Towns initiative.
As part of the scheme, 9 satellite towns were built around Shanghai, each in a different international style.
Thames Town was based on various parts of Bristol, Dorset and Chester.
The image on the left is from Thames Town. The image on the right is The Cross in Chester.
However, due to a disparity in building materials and techniques, the village doesn't quite work.
It's practically deserted.
It is, however, a big destination for weddings.
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