A farmer in central China has built a plane-like structure which he intends to turn into a restaurant, according to state news agency Xinhua.

Chinese farmer makes “replica of Boeing 737.” Photo: Sina News.

Sixty-one-year-old Wang Lanqun from Neihuang, Henan built the “aircraft” which “resembles the Boeing 737” in just one year, Xinhua said.

Photo: Sina News.

The structure is 35 metres long and had a wingspan of 38 metres. The “cabin” is two metres tall.

Photo: Weibo.

Wang is not the only farmer in China to have built a “plane.”

Photo: Weibo.

In 2012, a farmer in Shenyang, Liaoning province spent two years and about RMB40,000 (HK$48,000) to “realise his dream of being a pilot.”

Shenyang farmer’s homemade plane. Photo: Netease News.

Sadly, the aircraft, assembled from scrap metal, failed its test flight.

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Vivienne Zeng

Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.