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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.

This is a replica of the summer palace that the first emperess had built. She "stole" or redirected money from the war treasury that was worth a year of war to have it built.

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.

(constructive critique is welcome)
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Jan 21 2007 13:59 GMT junne PRO
i wished our administration would redirect funds from bombs and war machinery to building "summer palaces" for the homeless! :-)))
Jan 21 2007 14:14 GMT charlotte
Jan 21 2007 14:17 GMT jamby PRO
very interesting series of Forbidden gardens....and not to mention..very important information suppiled to us too :-)) ...thank you for sharing~~
Jan 21 2007 14:21 GMT abojovna PRO
Jan 21 2007 14:30 GMT Riet
What a project! Very nice!
Jan 21 2007 15:50 GMT Minz PRO
Lovely shot!
Jan 21 2007 16:27 GMT Lensvision
Jan 21 2007 19:06 GMT Haw59 PRO
Jan 21 2007 21:55 GMT Elise
Great shot and very interesting story:))
Jan 21 2007 23:07 GMT deanbed
It looks so lifelike from the thumbnail, thanks for the comp comment too!
Jan 22 2007 02:40 GMT jceca PRO
fascinating indeed !!!!!!

and ... it's true i live far away from your country, but i think junne's idea is not bad at all !!!! :-)
Jan 22 2007 12:55 GMT Afrogie
Lovely photo!
Jan 22 2007 18:40 GMT Midworlder PRO
A great series ..
Jan 23 2007 03:45 GMT mickmusser
Fine details in this shot, even in the shadow.