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Look Inside: Yujiapu, China’s Manhattan Replica

Check out China’s Manhattan themed financial district through these photos and video.

Yujiapu is China’s answer to Manhattan’s financial district. They are even building it to look the same. Yujiapu will have a replica of the Rockefeller Center, a pair of identical towers that resemble those of the original WTC, and a skyscraper that is set to be one of the tallest in the world. On what was an insignificant bend in the Hui River on the far outskirts of Tianjin only a handful of years ago is now the site of what is set to become the world’s largest financial center.

Read our article about Yujiapu >

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Editor’s note: the photos from this article were lost during a migration to the China Chronicle. I will add them again ASAP.

Click on thumbnails for larger photos with descriptions

Filed under: China, Photo of the Day

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 89 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3469 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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