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  • (ethereal music)

  • [Narrator] Paris, without people?

  • No, this isn't an apocalypse.

  • This is Paris in China.

  • Tianducheng is a luxury real estate development

  • and a Paris look-a-like located in Hangzhou, China.

  • As China became the world's fastest growing economy,

  • real estate developments popped up all over the country,

  • some modeled from famous western cities.

  • This Chinese Paris started construction in 2007.

  • And while the city is built to hold 10,000 people,

  • only 2,000 live there full time

  • making it feel more like a ghost town.

  • The lack of people could be linked

  • to where Tianducheng is located,

  • surrounded by miles and miles of farm land.

  • The Eiffel Tower replica is about 1/3 the size

  • of the original and stands surrounded

  • by copycat French architecture.

  • And just like the original,

  • it's a great backdrop for newlyweds

  • looking for an everlasting memory.

  • (speaking foreign language)

  • You know what they say,

  • imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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