The Venice of the East has the exact same townhouses looking over the completely manmade canals making it so convincing for the visitors that it really makes you think that you are actually in Venice enjoying the view of the canals.
The Chinese architects had visited Venice and studied the ‘European-style’ architecture of the famous town, thus their replica-town is built on both sides according to it.
It is a known fact that China is one of the most densely populated countries, with many of their smaller cities to encounter an undeniable car traffic problem. Thus, according to the developers, the replica was built to reduce the constantly increasing car traffic and air pollution.
However, the replicated Venice is not the1st Chinese architectural achievement, as there are many others popular monuments or entire cities found around China,
The reason was that China, had made a copied version of the Alpine village of Hallstatt, which is in Upper Austria and is considered a heritage of UNESCO.