Great Wall too crowded? Visit this replica instead

"The Copycat Great Wall", a 2.5-mile (4.02-kilometre) long replica version of China's Great Wall, continued to draw in crowds Monday, with many tourists confusing it for the original structure.

Opened to tourists since 2015, the replica of the historic fortification is located in Xixia Landscaped Area Leisure Ecotourism Barrow Hill, in Jiangxi's Nanchang.

Akin to the Great Wall, the replica was built with stones atop a mountain range, with sections of the wall separated by watch towers. However, the replica is some 13,000 miles (20,921.4 kilometres) shorter than the original structure and is built with man-made stones.

A local Chinese tourist visiting the wall replica expressed that "this pirated Great Wall is way too small" and it "does not look so grand" before adding that "we should not reject it so much since a lot of people don't have the resources to visit the real Great Wall."

This is not the first replica of the Great Wall that has been unveiled in China this year. In April, a school in Wuhan, Hubei Province, also constructed a copycat version of the wall, which is only under one mile (1.6 kilometre) long.

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