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    Hallstatt, Austria World Heritage Village vs. Crazy Huizhou Village, Guangdong, China?


    Be Imagine, if you see another Eiffel, Tower copied in China? What is your first reaction? What's on your mind, you wanna share in social medias contents?


    Should we buy CD albums from the original’80 Artists/Singers/Boy Band? for ex: Take That, David Gates, Kenny Rogers, Barry White, Barry Manilow, Chicago, Christopher Cross, Atlantic Starr, Bread etc. In the UK, music industry copyright generally lasts for a period of hundred years; I think the earth has limited resources. We had to pay money to buy their copyright and license to sustain the music from the original versions of (Artists/Musician/Singers) than being a fanclub of re-production music.


    What's about the right to reproduce. Chinese, nowaday reproduced for their music, food, brand-name handbags or IT high-tech gadgets, but this time, they’ve taken it to a whole Village in the city???!!!

    Austria is a lovely country. Vienna belongs to the most romantic destinations in the world, it offered cute and splendid castles, arcades and palaces etc. Salzburg is also a beautiful city that filled with museums, parks and churches and it's the birthplace of Mozart (the Great Musician) and his museum, Sigmund Freud (Neurologist), the Film Sound of Music etc.


    Traveling to Hallstatt using public transportation is easy and enjoyable. Hallstatt is located in the upper of Austria. Since, it's wellknown by the extraordinary in the beauty of landscape, it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997 by UNESCO. I would say that Hallstatt is a destination with a perfect mix of history, culture and natural beauty for any nature and outdoor green loving tourists. The buildings, architecture, and layout of the village are protected to preserve their historic and cultural significance. If you get the chance, make sure you visit Austria. I can guarantee that you won't regret visit in both Salzburg and Hallstatt.


    A lot of activities you could try while you are in Hallstatt. Just find a place to sit and just stay here as long as you want. A cup of ice cream will make the moment even more perfect or rent a boat to explore the lake, It’s starting from 10 Euros ++. Write a postcard send to friends. Visit the bone church located on the top or ride a bicycle and explore the village for 3 Euros ++


    A Real Copy of Austria in China. Can you believe that? I mean <in every details> of the original Hallstatt village. Stay current and follow up the worldnews.The New York Times (or NYT) US daily newspaper published for the news that's 'One Example of World first cloned village with its photo caption of the city of Huizhou features a replica of the Austrian village of Hallstatt'. See that articles http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/jun/06/faking-it-china/

    China may be the largest & cheapest labor the world, but ultimately it's all in the family. It’s so absurd in fact that China tried to build a life of Hallstatt and some in other EU country in Huizhou, Guangdong, this is cruel facts.


    'Yes', from the photo, it was beautiful. However, I was unsure that it was so controversial for the version of the lakeside European village known for tourism and salt mining includes a church clock tower, EU-style houses and other buildings. So much to say that the Chinese have built of this Hallstatt village in Guangdong province to become a new tourist attraction in China. It was sort of like the European Union village located in Hangzhou, Guangdong? I’d really like to see and compare them once. Which one is more unforgettable? Have you ever want to visit Hangzhou, Guangdong? This may sound ridiculous, but it would be worth funny experience. Funny, Fear, Feel, and Fantastic.


    China going Global, start from imitating to innovation?! But, the best of my knowledge, I guessed China can’t imitate all. Why will it be different? Because its history is so different from each other.


    There is just an intersting quote, I'd just see from 'Thought-of-The-Day'. There are more fakers in business than in jail’ -Malcolm Forbes thought of the day-, it was crucial to think twice or taking a long hard look from many perspective. It is described in Forbes magazine that in about the future China’s economy will surpass that of the United States in 3 years, estimates Ref:


    What’s to do, if China copy in everything from each other countries?
    We should be see the Chinese adaptation of Architecture?
    Why Do the Chinese copy So Much?
    We may recognize what China is doing now?
    What will happen in the future for us?
    How the Chinese handle any of the negotiations?


    Relations can't be a difficult tasks. Thailand is a small, tropical country in Southeast Asia and its culture coupled with much influence from ancient India, China, Laos, and Khmers etc., we had a large difference in customsand etiquette. Thailand had closer economic contact both with China and it is also benefiting the Chinese minority, who living in Thailand. The Chinese language is being reintroduced into Thailand's schools & universities after a long period of official discouragement and lack of interest, but now the Chinese language become the MUST or main interest as an alternative subjects in academic school courses.


    Some small Chinese restaurants and Thai dishes catered to attract of the Asian tourists along the river bank side. A lot of gift shops on the main street. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and hills, and elegant swans and birds. See is a lake filled with fresh and pure water that come down the mountains through the village. Daily walk tour to the houses built with the amazing mountains in the background. There are a bunch of bed & breakfast or family-owned hotels, nowadays the village's economy depends the largely income from the tourists & visitors. For your convenient, it's always advisable to bring warm clothes when visit Austria. The weather could become cold - as it is surrounded by Alps. Keep enjoying the cool weather. Don’t forget to prepare your camera; even you were not good in taking photos (like me). Practice it, while having a short walk from the market square.


    I'd pickup the most intriguing town to write down a short storiy. Hallstatt is just unique with its culture and traditions. Be careful China doest not buy in some ideas, even we do not do the Chinese, but we’d just fail to recognize the reasons behind their building in Western style. The results can't cover up the problems. If you're still not sure whether to make a trip, the little village is really breathtaking in nature and beauty, its fresh airs and it has so much history or visit Huizhou, Guangdong. It's definitely worth visit Hallstatt with original old style charm. A Pleasant surprise, worth visiting.


    Articles by Sivarnee H.
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