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It was only a year ago that Chinese developers promised to clone an entire Austrian village in the outskirts of a small Chinese city. And now their $940M copy of Hallstatt is open and ready for business. Residents of the original mountain town were inintially outraged to hear that everything about their village, from the doorknobs to the church, was going to be replicated thousands of miles away. But they've noticed an increase in Chinese tourism, so now everyone's totally into it. [Previously, Architizer]