Forget what you’ve heard about the streets of Heaven, a shopping mall in Hubei has built a walkway with over 200 million RMB worth of gold bricks and Chinese shoppers are tripping over themselves to walk over the pricey real estate!
Completed two days ago in a shopping mall in Yichang, Hubei, the golden walkway is comprised of 606 gold bricks and weighs in at approximately 606 kilograms. The expensive walkway was built in celebration of the shopping mall’s 18th anniversary and as a publicity stunt to attract shoppers during the upcoming Golden Week.
Estimated to cost over 200 million RMB, the golden walkway is said to be the most expensive tourist attraction in the history of that region.
Shoppers are encouraged to walk across the golden walkway. Common belief has it that walking on gold is an auspicious activity that will bring great luck and fortune.
The shopping mall is expected to disassemble the golden walkway at the conclusion of Golden Week.
By Lucy Wang