Hunan To Spend 500 Million Yuan Recreating Ancient City
Apparently having run out of Western landmarks to recreate, it appears China is starting to target its own. The Hunan government announced on Monday that it was investing 500 million RMB in a construction project that will recreate the ancient town of Guiyang (not to be confused with Guiyang city in Guizhou).
The site will feature a Confucius Temple, Kun Opera house, museums, ancient stages and commercial streets, and the total area of the ancient town will span a whopping 144 hectares of land. The local government hopes it will promote tourism in the area along with teaching people of it's history and culture.
Hunan already has some epic ancient towns such as Fenghuang which feels like you've been transported back to a centuries old Chinese town, if you ignore the omnipresent adidas jackets and iPhones that is.