Top 5 Weirdest Tourist Attractions in China

| July 8, 2014

Top 5 Weirdest Tourist Attractions in China | Here are top 5 weirdest tourist attraction in China. 1. The list starts with an upside down house, which is to open to tourists in China next month. Visitors enter the structure, built at the China Folk Painting Village, through an “upstairs” window. They will then find furniture and fittings glued to the ceiling, à la Roald Dahl’s The Twits. The house is one of many strange attractions found in China.

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2. Kingdom of the Little People. This rather controversial theme park, found near Kunming, requires all employees to be shorter than 4 ft 3 inches. Staff sing and dance for visitors, and act out fairy tales and ballets. It has been criticised for treating dwarfism as a humorous condition.

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3. The Eunuch Museum. In 2012, Malcolm Moore visited the mausoleum of Tian Yi, a favoured eunuch of Ming Dynasty. Located in the mountains outside Beijing, it is now a memorial to him and many others who sacrificed so much to serve.

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“Some of China’s most famous figures were eunuchs, including Cai Lun, the inventor of paper, and Zheng He, the admiral whose fleet sailed as far as East Africa,” he explained. “Poor Chinese boys voluntarily underwent castration at the age of nine in the hopes of obtaining a role in the imperial service.” He also learned that “the Chinese, unlike the Arabs, removed everything [during castration], inserting a spring onion into the urethra while the wounds healed. There was no disinfectant, except for chilli paste.”

4. Shijingshan Amusement Park. This theme park hit the headlines in 2007 for its unauthorised use of Japanese and American cartoon characters. It features a castle that bears uncanny similarities to the trademark Disney one, and a building that looks like Epcot’s Spaceship Earth. Its slogan even translates as: “Disney is too far to go, please come to Shijingshan”.

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5. The ‘boxer shorts’ skyscraper. The headquarters of China Central TV, near the Gongzhufen metro station in Beijing, is 234m high and known commonly as the “boxer shorts”, due to its awkward shape. A Mandarin Oriental hotel was planned to take up residence until New Year fireworks started a large blaze in 2009.

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Source: Telegraph UK

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