Window of the World

Location: Shenzhen, China

Year built: 2004

A theme park which tries to be a "Window to the World," with its 130 replicas of famous attractions from around the world. Miniature Egyptian pyramids, another miniature Eiffel Tower, and miniature Taj Mahal, are just some of the sites represented in the park. Even though the replicas are meant to entertain and educate, one must speculate that the park is a way for the government to satiate the curiosity of its people for the outside world, as international travel is highly restricted.