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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

a colossal Bavarian castle in Dalian

Dalian Seashell Museum, also known as Dalian Castle Museum, is the biggest one of this kind in Asia. The 1st floor is the museum and the above is hotel. It was built in 2000 and put into use in 2003.
According to the report in 2006:
"The castle will be sold for 260 million RMB ($39 million USD). The original squarefootage was planned to 31500 sqm (339063 sqf), including public facilities in the front, 3 residential towers with 11 stories, 13 stories and 15 stories respectively. There was supporsed to be the sailing museum. Although since July 17, 2003 the Seashell Museum was open, most areas have been empty for a quite while. ..."
[via here, here, here, here and here]

Monday, September 15, 2008

South China Mall, the biggest mall in the wolrd

South China Mall, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, is so-called the biggest mall in the wolrd. The total land area is 430,000 sqm (4,628,500 sqf) and construction area is 890,000 sqm, with 8000 parking spots. The investment is over 2.5 billion RMB (0.4 billion USD). The construction launched in October 2002.
According to many resources:
"The South China Mall is the combination of tourism, cultural events, shopping, entertainment, sports, restaurants and hotel. There are 7 special theme districts: sunny and passionate Southern California and San Francisco, Fresh Amsterdam, High-class and romantic Parisian the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, world-famous canal town Venice, sensitive and beautiful Caribbean Sea, and adventurous rain forest."

It even has wiki here.
[images via here, here, here and here]

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

hybrid KFC

This is a new building of Min Nan (Southern Fujian Province) style building in a new high-rise residential district. And it is KFC!

[via tianya]

Thanks Adan