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Wedding Dress Train Stretches for 2.5 Miles

Promotional staff dressed as newly-weds walk along a path as they display a 4,100-meter-long wedding dress train during an event promoting a tourism valley near Chengdu, Sichuan province, Sept. 24, 2014. Reuters

Tourism officials in southwestern China have come up with a novel way to promote their region as a wedding destination: a dress with a two-and-a-half-mile train.

The 5-foot-wide train cost about $6,500 and took a month to make, according to local media reports cited by Reuters. It was worn by a model during a promotional event in a valley near Chengdu on Wednesday.