We often talk about mixing cultures and traditions in the modern world but seldom do we come across places that have completely embraced a particular culture. The idea of peaceful co-existence gets strengthened when we found out about Thames Town in China.

Thames Town is in Songjiang, 20 miles outside China's commercial capital - Shanghai. Built as a British-style centre of education, technology and consumption, Thames Town has become an elite town now.

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The idea behind the look of the town was to come up with a grotesque, and extremely funny parody of an olde English town seen through Chinese eyes. 

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Built by the municipal government to re-house 500,000 people, Thames Town now boasts of nine universities, 100,000 students and staff, several hi-tech plants, one of the world's biggest shopping malls and buildings based on British architecture.

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Thames Town offers homes to 8,000 people for the wealthy guys in Shanghai. 

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The cobbled streets, Victorian terraces and corner shops make it difficult to distinguish between a typical English town and Thames town.

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This should be on everyone's list of places to visit in China. What do you think?