Tianducheng

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Tiandu Cheng
杭州天都城
Tianducheng
Tianducheng
Nickname(s): 
Paris II
Tiandu Cheng is located in China
Tiandu Cheng
Tiandu Cheng
Location in China
Coordinates: 30°23′23″N 120°14′32″E / 30.38972°N 120.24222°E / 30.38972; 120.24222Coordinates: 30°23′23″N 120°14′32″E / 30.38972°N 120.24222°E / 30.38972; 120.24222
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
Area
 • Total30 km2 (12 sq mi)
 • Land31 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population
 • TotalAround 2,000
Time zoneChina standard time

Tianducheng (Chinese:天都城), also called Sky City, is a housing estate in the suburbs of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.[1] Construction at Tianducheng began around 2007. Its central feature is 108-metre-tall (354-foot) replica of the Eiffel Tower and 31 km2 (12 sq mi) of Parisian style architecture, fountains and landscaping. It opened in 2007, and can accommodate more than 10,000 residents.[2] Occupancy remains low, with an estimated 2,000 people living there as of 2013,[3] leading some to label it a ghost town.[4] In 2017 it was reported that the population in the area had grown to 30,000 and the development expanded several times.[5] In addition an under construction Hangzhou Metro station on Line 3 will serve the area is expected to open in 2021.[6]

Aerial View of Tianducheng


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  1. ^ Miller, Lisa (7 August 2013). "Paris In China: Tianducheng Is An Eerie, Abandoned City Of Lights Clone". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ [1] Eiffel Tower replica looms over China's Parisian-style ghost town, NBC News
  3. ^ "广厦天都城十年造城变成鬼城 创始人楼忠福被带走". finance.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  4. ^ Feinberg, Ashley (7 August 2013). "China's Replica of Paris Is Now an Eerily Depressing Ghost Town". Gizmodo. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  5. ^ "How fake Paris in China captured imagination of French photographer". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  6. ^ "China's growth breathes new life into old ghost towns". Retrieved 2018-11-04.