August 20, 2015 4:18 PM EDT
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.
Laborers work on scaffolding near a full-scale replica of the Sphinx at an unfinished movie and animation theme park in Chuzhou, Anhui province. China Daily/Reuters A Chinese worker rides past statues modeled on the famous Easter Island "Moai" in the Central Business District of Beijing. Mark Ralston—AFP/Getty Images Two boys play-fight with swords in front of the mini replica of the United States Capitol in Beijing World Park. AFP/Getty Images Visitors walk past a copy of Mount Rushmore at a park in Chongqing. Mark Ralston—AFP/Getty Images A man holds up a water bottle to mimic a replica of the Statue of Liberty near replicas of the New York skyline at the World Park in Beijing. Feng Li—Getty Images Workers build pavement outside a replica of the Roman Colosseum at Fisherman's Wharf in Macau. Paul Yeung—Reuters Chinese workers walk past a 1:4 scale mini leaning tower of Pisa in Shanghai. Reuters Pedestrians walk past a half-sized replica of the Eiffel Tower at Tianducheng, a small Chinese community built to imitate Paris, in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province. AP Chinese security personnel wait for guests at a mansion on the edge of Beijing modeled after the baroque 17th century Chateau de Maisons-Laffitte in France. AFP/Getty Images A motorcyclist rides past a 10-metre-high miniature replica of the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, in Jiangyan, Jiangsu province. Reuters A replica of Stonehenge stands in a park beside a housing project in Hefei, Anhui province. AFP/Getty Images A woman poses for a selfie in front of a miniature replica of London's Houses of Parliament, at a theme park called "Window Of The World" in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. Alex Lee—Reuters A view of the cloned London Bridge in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. AP Visitors to Beijing's World Park sit in front of a replica of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. David Gray—Reuters More Must-Reads From TIME Inside the White House Program to Share America's Secrets Meet the 2024 Women of the Year East Palestine, One Year After Train Derailment The Closers: 18 People Working to End the Racial Wealth Gap Long COVID Doesn’t Always Look Like You Think It Does Column: The New Antisemitism The 13 Best New Books to Read in March Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time