The canals of Venice, the monuments of Paris, the skyscrapers of New York, and the pubs of London have all been recreated in the new developments of China's growing cities. But who would have expected that this trend of Chinese copycat architecture would lead to working replicas of shops and buildings from the little Welsh village of Dafen, in Llanelli?
It is thought by experts that replica Dafen might have been created to give Chinese citizens a chance to observe some of the mundane experiences of Western life. In replica Dafen, Chinese children would be able to hold up the queue in a replica Dafen Stores to buy a 20p (2 Chinese Yuan) pick and mix, while their parents drink 'Foel ale and play darts at the replica Bush Inn, before the whole family tucks in to a typical British Takeaway at a replica Dafen Chippy. Later they might even choose to visit replica Dafen Pharmacy to buy, say, Alka-Selter or Imodium.
So there really is a Dafen in China! And this is what it looks like.
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