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Chinese City of Suzhou Gets Replica of London's Iconic Tower Bridge


No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is a replica of London's iconic Tower Bridge, and it's definitely not located in the capital of Great Britain. Visitors to the Chinese city of Suzhou had to rub their eyes and may have wondered how the Tower Bridge ended up 5679 miles away from its home city. The only difference is that the Suzhou Tower Bridge has four towers instead of London's two, equipped with elevators and coffee shops. The bridge has become a popular tourist attraction, particularly for Chinese couples seeking a European-looking backdrop for their wedding photos. However, once pictures were released on the Internet earlier this week, the reaction from Chinese social media was mostly mockery. Suzhou's history goes back to over 1000 years, with a heritage of Chinese-style architecture, now diminishing in favor of replicas of Western landmarks. The Tower Bridge isn't the only Western building that has been copied in China. Replicas of the Eiffel Tower, the White House and the Sydney Opera House have all been erected in Chinese cities over the past several years.

Added on the 10/03/2017 18:43:14 - Copyright : RT Ruptly EN

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