Tianducheng

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Tiandu Cheng
杭州天都城
Tianducheng
Tianducheng
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
Country People's Republic of China
Province Zhejiang
Area
 • Total 30 km2 (12 sq mi)
 • Land 31 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population
 • Total Around 2,000
Time zone China standard time

Tianducheng (Chinese:天都城), also called Sky City, is a housing estate in the suburbs of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.[1]

History[edit]

Aerial View of Tianducheng

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]

Demographics[edit]

Originally planned as a city for around 10,000 inhabitants, the current population of Tianducheng is estimated at around 2,000 people, many of whom are working on a nearby French-themed amusement park.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Feinberg, Ashley (7 August 2013). "China's Replica of Paris Is Now an Eerily Depressing Ghost Town". Gizmodo. Retrieved 15 October 2013.