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Forbidden Gardens, in Katy, Texas, is a fascinating outdoor museum replicating some of China's major historic scenes. Guided tours take you back to the third century BC to view the first Emperor's amazing 8,000 piece terra-cotta army replicated in 1/3 scale. The tour continues to the intricately detailed miniatures of the famous Forbidden City in Beijing which served as palaces for nearly 500 years of Imperial rule in 1/20 scale.
http://www.forbidden-gardens.com/index.html

This is the replica of the Forbidden City in 1/20th scale.

This project was funded by a Hong Kong business man for $40mm with a 20 year plan(this is year 10). His kids were going to school in the US and he felt they were loosing touch with their heritage.

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Jan 22 2007 13:09 GMT bennystr
Great on-going series!
Jan 22 2007 14:05 GMT Lensvision
Cool.
Jan 22 2007 15:53 GMT Archer
Excellently composed! Very beautiful image
Jan 22 2007 17:09 GMT Poulet PRO
Beautiful and interesting series !!

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