China’s shameless reproduction of landmark buildings can now be enjoyed by the living (specifically, by those who need to urinate) and the dead. The most recent design to show off China’s unmatched penchant for replication is currently under construction in Hubei province and is modeled after Beijing’s very own, very old and most importantly, very famous Temple of Heaven…but in cemetery form!
The soon-to-be completed cemetery site located in a suburb of Wuhan takes up over 26,000 square meters and required an investment of around 800 million yuan. The cemetery will provide 400,000 slots to hold urns and ashes, each one estimated to cost between 10,000 and 20,000 yuan. That ought to induce a few heart attacks among villagers living nearby who make a measly 3,000 yuan per year on average.
If resting for all eternity in a knock-off version of one of China’s most renowned World Heritage Sites isn’t an enticing enough offer as it is, developers have also thrown in a four-sided replica of the three-sided Guanyin Bodhisattva Statue located in Sanya, Hainan province.
It’s a deal to die for…etc., etc. Check out the rest of the site below.
[Images via CCTV News // Tencent]