You may have never heard of the Wuhan Institute of Bioengineering, but that’s all about to change very soon. At least the school should hope so, otherwise the 4 million yuan it’s dropping to build its very own Great Wall replica might be a bit of a waste.
The construction of the massive replica is still in progress, but is planned to have numerous gates including the Xiong Gate, the Zhong Gate, the Wusheng Gate, etc.
The Xiong Gate is six floors tall and has already attracted crowds of visitors.
A school representative made clear that ”Our ‘Great Wall’ is inspired by the Great Wall, it’s not the real Great Wall nor is it a fake Great Wall.” Right.
So far, the construction costs have exceeded 2,600,000 yuan, and it’s estimated that the remaining construction will cost 1,200,000 yuan.
The school has justified its near 4 million yuan project, saying that it symbolizes patriotism.
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By Tanto Chen
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