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12/26/2013 08:03 am ET

Replicas Around The World That We Loved In 2013

Imitation is the best form of flattery, right?

Around the world, there are a surprising number of "replicas" -- copies of famous locales in locations you probably wouldn't expect.

We discovered four replicas in 2013 that are quirky, eerie and totally cool. Check them out below.

Eiffel Tower, Slobozia, Romania
eiffel tower slobozia
The world loves Eiffel Tower replicas, so much in fact that there are at least nine really cool ones out there.

Thames Town, Songjiang District, China
thames town china
This quaint little English town is miles and miles away from the UK. Thames Town can be found in the suburbs of Songjiang District, near Shanghai. The town is mostly deserted, aside from the newlyweds who utilize the town as a backdrop for wedding photos.

Tianducheng, Hangzhou, China
tianducheng
Another eerie, abandoned European replica in China, Tianducheng attempts to mimic all things Parisian. There's an Eiffel Tower, fountains and French architecture. Like Thames Town though, Tianducheng is a ghost town.

All Of The Fake Venices
venitian macao
Much like Paris and Eiffel Towers, Venice is a replica favorite. From the Veneitian Hotels in Macao (pictured) and Las Vegas, to full-on replicas in South Korea and China, one thing's for sure: everyone loves Venezia.

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