Great Replicas of Famous Landmarks Around the World
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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Statue of Liberty must be blushing. A gift from France to the United States in 1886, the nation’s most iconic symbol has been duplicated in varying sizes in more than a hundred locations all over the world. And Lady Liberty has lots of company — replicas of famous landmarks abound across the globe, offering a taste of the originals to visitors who may never travel beyond their own country. China is the undisputed champion of replica culture, with an entire replica theme park in Shenzhen and a full-sized Titanic nearing completion in Sichuan province. While most copies are outright homages, other replicas are simply well-preserved examples of more famous (but similar) designs. Here are eight outstanding replicas that are worth a visit in their own right.