Amongst many other things, the Chinese are known for their attention to detail when it comes to knocking off other products. From fake Rolexes to cloned electronic devices, there's a huge underground market of Chinese replicated goods. But now, the Chinese have stepped it up by cloning an entire village in Austria - building by building, brick by brick - on their native soil.
The replication of picturesque Hallstatt, Austria has been under construction in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong for years - and at a cost of $940 million - but it's only been recently that developers finally opened their boundaries to the public, according to psfk. However, it's not like anyone really lives in the out-of-place Austrian town in the middle of China; it was built mainly as a tourist destination for the Chinese, so that they may have a completely replicated "authentic" Austrian getaway - without ever having to go to Europe.