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'China's Paris' turns into a ghost city

Last updated on: August 02, 2013 16:51 IST

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A residential area has been built in China with architectural designs copied from Paris along with a replica of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Designed to accommodate at least ten thousand residents, it is now considered a 'ghost town', reports Reuters.

Built in 2007 by real estate company Zhejiang Guangsha, the residential area with European-style villas was built to attract the country’s wealthy people.

However, the town now has a population of just two thousand people as many people are not able to afford the houses in this area. 

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Image: Efiffel Tower in China.
Photographs: Arman Aziz/Wikimedia Commons

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A view of the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

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Image: A farmer walks through a field near a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
Photographs: Aly Son/Reuters

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A resident stands on the balcony of his apartment at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
 

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Photographs: Aly Son/Reuters

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A lightning bolt streaks across the sky above a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou.

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A woman walks past a supermarket at the Tianducheng development.

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A farmer collects corn stalks in a field under a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Tianducheng development.

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Workers stand in a balcony outside an apartment at Tianducheng. 

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A worker pushes a wheelbarrow at a construction site in Tianducheng.

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An aerial view of Tianducheng, a residential area on the outskirts of Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province.

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A boy sits in front of a fountain at Tianducheng.

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Workers fix the bricks on the pathway at Tianducheng.

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An aerial view of Tianducheng, a residential area on the outskirts of Hangzhou.



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