TIME China

Here Are 14 of China’s Finest World Monument Replicas

It's called "duplitecture" — and it can be found across the country

A Chinese statue of an oil bubble in Karamay, Xinjiang province caused a stir recently for bearing an uncanny resemblance to the reflective, bean-shaped Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago by Anish Kapoor.

But the 2006 artwork is far from the only iconic monument knocked off by Chinese developers. The country can boast more replicas of famous world monuments than Las Vegas, allowing residents to feel like world travelers without ever setting foot outside the nation’s borders.

See photos of the jewels of the country’s ‘duplitecture’ above.

TIME Civil Rights

See Julian Bond’s Life in Photos

The longtime civil rights leader and board chair of the NAACP died at 75. He was considered a symbol and icon of the 1960s civil rights movement

TIME Crime

See the 16 Most Bizarre Courtroom Sketches

A collection inspired by the impressionistic courtroom sketch of Tom Brady during the "Deflategate" hearing

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