Chinese Province Spends $73M To Reproduce Century-Old ‘Ancient Town’

Construction on the Guiyang ancient town project in Hunan province began on Feb. 13, China News reported. The project was undertaken with an investment of 500 million RMB ($72.8 million). The cultural site, occupying 2,160 mu (144 hectares) of land, features pseudo-classic architecture including a Guiyang Confucius Temple, Kun Opera house, museums, ancient stages and commercial streets. It is intended to showcase the cultures of Guiyang over the last 2,000 years. Continue reading »

Massive Sculpture Of A Monk’s Head Disturbs Locals In Thai Province

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A temple in Thailand is constructing a massive sculpture of a 16th century Thai monk’s head. The Baan Pho temple in Chacheongsao, located east of Bangkok, is in the midst of building a 17 metre-tall sculpture of the revered monk, Coconuts Bangkok reports. Continue reading »