China Builds Full-Size Replica of Egypt's Great Sphinx

Image: The head of a full-scale replica of the Sphinx, which is part of an unfinished theme park that will also accommodate the production of movies, television shows and animation, is seen behind trees on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang
The head of a full-scale replica of the Sphinx, which is part of an unfinished theme park on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, May 15, 2014. Reuters

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A full-scale replica of Egypt's Great Sphinx has been built in a Chinese theme park, Reuters reports.

It's not the first iconic tourist site to be recreated in China. A copy of the Eiffel tower looms over a Parisian-styled town near Hangzhou while a facsimile of a scenic Alpine village is being built in Guangdong province.

Image: People visit a full-scale replica of the Sphinx, which is part of an unfinished theme park that will also accommodate the production of movies, television shows and animation, on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang
People visit a full-scale replica of the Sphinx, which is part of an unfinished theme park that will also accommodate the production of movies and television shows, on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, on May 15, 2014.PETAR KUJUNDZIC / Reuters

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