A Chinese theme park has drawn attention to social media because it has a replica of the now-pulled Notre Dame cathedral.
Web users in China are guessing that those who have a & # 39; complete version & # 39; from the historic building, now have to go to the park in Shenzhen, which has dozens of scaled-down copies of global landmarks, including the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.
The whole world was shocked when a huge fire broke through Notre Dame from eight o'clock on Monday evening, causing a terrible damage to the 12th century monument.
Window of the World, an amusement park in Shenzhen, China, has a replica of Notre Dame (pictured)
The structure in China is a reduced version of the original next to the River Seine in Paris
A fire raged by Notre Dame de Paris for eight hours from Monday evening, causing the 12th-century monument to be terribly damaged (pictured). The spire collapsed and the roof was destroyed
In China & # 39; s Twitter-like Weibo has a trending topic called & # 39; the big fire in the Notre Dame of Paris & # 39; drawn more than 1.85 billion views.
Although the majority of readers have expressed great sadness about the event and the & # 39; a disaster for human civilization & # 39; mentioned, others thought of something much closer to home.
One user named & # 39; Ma Dubiao teacher & # 39; wrote: & # 39; Now & # 39; The world's oldest and most complete Notre Dame located in Window of the World in the Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen in the Guangdong Province of the People's Republic of China. & # 39;
Another commentator named & # 39; Xiong Ben Technology & # 39; said: & # 39; Have you not been to Notre Dame? Then you can go to Window of the World in Shenzhen? & # 39;
A third reader & # 39; W Xinchu & # 39; joked: & # 39; There is some kind of frustration that is called & # 39; that you collapsed before I can see you & # 39 ;. Then come to Window of the World to see the reduced version. & # 39;
Web users in China grumble that those who want to see a complete version of the historic building must now go to the 48-hectare wonderland (photo) in the southern city
Statues with soldiers, aristocrats and monks guard against the copy (photo)
In an article yesterday about the popular Chinese app WeChat, Window of the World said it was & # 39; heartbreaking & # 39; was that they struggled Notre Dame & # 39; with pain in the huge fire & # 39;
Window of the World, founded in 1994, is known for its smaller, knock-off versions of more than 130 attractions from around the world.
The 48-hectare park, which costs 210 yuan (£ 24) to enter, is divided into eight zones: the World Plaza, Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa, America, World Sculpture Garden and International Street. Notre Dame is located in the European zone.
The World Trade Center or Twin Towers of New York, which collapsed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is still high in the park.
Other copycat structures include the Buckingham Palace of Britain, the Colosseum of Italy, Monte Fuji of Japan and the Sydney Opera House of Australia.
Window of the World, founded in 1994, is famous for its knockoff versions of monuments
The park is divided into eight zones: the World Plaza, Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa, America, World Sculpture Garden and International Street. The entrance to the park is 210 yuan (£ 24)
In an article on its social media account, the park said yesterday that it was & # 39; heartbreaking & # 39; was to see the Notre Dame & # 39; struggling in pain in the huge fire & # 39 ;.
The park then introduced the history of Notre Dame before the readers were attracted to visit their version of the Paris monument.
& # 39; Notre Dame is next to the Arch of Triumph in Window of the World. It is surrounded by trees and water and retains the glamor of the original site, & # 39; wrote it.
A team of statuettes with soldiers, aristocrats and monks guards the replica and according to the park they help recreate the scenes from the Middle Ages & # 39 ;.
The park closed the article in the hope that Notre Dame could be rebuilt soon.
Maybe & # 39; is the world's most famous church, Notre Dame de Paris, or & # 39; Our Lady of Paris & # 39 ;, an enduring Gothic masterpiece, a place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics from all over the world and the symbol of the French nation.
Notre Dame de Paris (pictured before the fire), or & # 39; Our Lady of Paris & # 39 ;, is possibly the most famous church in the world. The fire of Monday evening caused its spire to collapse and the roof was destroyed
Construction began in 1163 on the site of an older church – and before that a pagan temple – under the reign of Louis VII, with the first stone laid by Pope Alexander III. Thousands of workers labored for nearly two centuries until their completion in 1345.
The building is longer than a football field at 427 feet, with its largely wooden spire – which collapsed during the fire on Monday – once 300 feet into the air.
The roof of the cathedral was also destroyed in the fire.
When the fire was extinct, it was discovered that the golden crucifix and the altar of the cathedral were kept between the smoldering rubble.
One of the most valuable items of the cathedral, a relic that is said to be the crown of thorns bearing Jesus Christ on the cross, was also saved along with the Holy Sacrament and the Louis IX tunic.
Almost $ 1 billion has already flown in from ordinary worshipers and powerful magnates around the world to restore the fire-ridden monument.
The French president Emmanuel Macron has set a controversial period of five years for the cathedral to be rebuilt.
It is thought that the fire was an accident that may have been related to renovations.
Researchers are still trying to find out the cause of the fire.