You Can Visit the Sphinx in...China

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Unlike the real Sphinx, which is made of stone and located in, uh, Egypt, this full scale reproduced is made steel and painted cement. It's also located in northern China.

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China Daily reports that this was used for a film shoot. Visitors can even go inside and take a tour.

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I always think these kind of reproductions are pretty cool.

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石家庄现山寨狮身人面像 [travel.gmw.cn]

河北石家庄现山寨狮身人面像 [164.com]

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