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“If you have a warped sense of humor you will love it here”

Meixin Foreigns' Street
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“If you have a warped sense of humor you will love it here”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

I have to second Jason's recommendation. Foreigner's street is a great break from scenic spots and historic places in China. It is an absolute glorious mess. Although originally designed to attract foreigner vendors through rent discounts and such, there are no foreigners left on Foreigner's street. Well there was one Ethiopian lady selling coffee in Africa world but that was it. What is left is a free amusement park which because of the non-existent price tag draws half the city of Chongqing on the weekends.

The result is like a funhouse mirror version of Epcot as seen through Chinese eyes. There's a decrepit communist world with communist relics and performances. There's a Lombard Street in San Francisco that bears almost no resemblance to the original. The exterior to the largest restroom in the world (note they say largest not cleanest) looks like the Sphinx. Thai world offers exotic dances with a promotional bus driving about touting the place. Africa world is so offensive it shouldn't be described. There's a Dante and Beatrice bridge. The ancient Rome world looks shuttered and there's a sign in Chinese that warns of a 100 rmb fine if you relieve yourself in the creek behind ancient Rome world. There are also carousel rides, fright houses, thousands of Chinese snack shops and plenty of copyright infringement, e.g., guy in a Donald Duck costume and Qberry yogurt.

There are also dozens of bizarre signs translated in English. The fun here, however, isn't found in the mistranslation -- even in Chinese the signs are weird. One says "bad technique is an inferior, unhealthy body is a waste, but if mind is unhealthy, that is a hazardous article". Another very honest sign says the park "is far from good, but we will try to do our best for our prospective future."

Visited April 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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189 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“If you're into weird places, this is the weirdest”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

It is kind of like somebody saw "Windows to the World" in Shenzhen (a theme park recreating famous landmarks) and wanted to build their own in Chongqing... except they only had about $100 to do it. I'm still not sure if it was intentionally built really badly as some sort of dark humor, or they wanted it to be good but it turned out really bad.

There is a mini great wall, a replica of "Christ the Redeemer" (except it spins and shoots out smoke and strobe lights), the world's biggest public toilet, public toilets with no roof under the great wall. You can ride a go-cart in the mud, or a dirt-bike..... or a donkey... All on the same track.

VERY memorable place. I loved it

Visited June 2011
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