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China: No visitors in sight as €286 million fake Forbidden City opens in Guizhou province02:37

China: No visitors in sight as €286 million fake Forbidden City opens in Guizhou province

China, Dushan county
December 18, 2019 at 12:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

A mini version of the Palace Museum, or Forbidden City, an enduring symbol of China, has recently opened its doors in Dushan county, southern Guizhou province. Aerial footage filmed on Wednesday however doesn't show any visitors.

According to reports, the Palace came at the hefty cost of 2.227 billion Yuan (€286 million or $318 million), quite a sum for one of the country's poorest provinces with millions of people living below the national poverty line.

Constructed in 1420, during the early Ming Dynasty, the real Forbidden City is located in Beijing and used to serve as the imperial palace for 24 emperors between 1368-1911; it now is the world's largest Unesco-listed palace complex attracting some 16 million visitors each year.

China: No visitors in sight as €286 million fake Forbidden City opens in Guizhou province02:37
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A mini version of the Palace Museum, or Forbidden City, an enduring symbol of China, has recently opened its doors in Dushan county, southern Guizhou province. Aerial footage filmed on Wednesday however doesn't show any visitors.

According to reports, the Palace came at the hefty cost of 2.227 billion Yuan (€286 million or $318 million), quite a sum for one of the country's poorest provinces with millions of people living below the national poverty line.

Constructed in 1420, during the early Ming Dynasty, the real Forbidden City is located in Beijing and used to serve as the imperial palace for 24 emperors between 1368-1911; it now is the world's largest Unesco-listed palace complex attracting some 16 million visitors each year.

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