A hybrid building in central China’s Hebei Province combining features of the United States Capitol and China’s Temple of Heaven has been attracting attention on Chinese social media.

Hybrid building in Shijiazhuang in central China
Photo: China News Service

Constructed on the site of the New Great Wall International Movie Studio in Shijiazhuang, the quirky building is expected to be featured in future films and TV shows, People’s Daily Online reported.

Interior of the hybrid building in Shijiazhuang in central China
Interior of the hybrid building. Photo: China News Service.

The Chinese half of the four-storey building is a duplication of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests in Beijing while the other half bears a resemblance to the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C..

Temple of Heaven
The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Photo: Wikicommons.
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol. Photo: Wikicommons.

China is known for its “duplitecture” – replicas of famous structures from all over the world, such as a copy of Mount Rushmore in Sichuan province. Just like this hybrid building, these structures often attract visitors and social media attention.

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Koel Chu

Koel Chu is a second-year journalism and fine arts student at the University of Hong Kong. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Koel is interested in the arts and urban design. She interned at China Radio International in Beijing and, at her university, she also works as Vice-President of Branding and Marketing in AIESEC, the largest youth-run organisation in the world.