China’s Curious “Wonder”

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Upon arriving at the site of the Terra Cotta Warriors, I caught a glimpse of a rather elaborate gift shop that was designed to imitate the Great Pyramids of Giza. Of all things to see in China, this was definitely not something I expected! I did a little digging and found out the Terra Cotta Warriors are marketed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”  As a result, savvy business owners began to saturate the area with the Wonders of the World theme to draw in tourists and customers. It’s been about eight years since I went to China and I can’t help but wonder if all seven of the original Wonders of the World now have their own gift shop!

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c.b.w. 2013