Life-size replica Sphinx part of $8M movie theme park

SHIJIAZHUANG CITY, China (NBC/RTV) — This life-size replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza is a long way from the desert sands of Egypt.

It sits among lush green trees and mountains in a village of northern China, about four hours from Beijing.

The sphinx was recently built, and a report on the Hebei Province’s website said it would be one of the key attractions of an $8 million movie theme park.

Tourists have been traveling to see the sphinx.

Some visitors said they were excited about it, but one said it looked out of place. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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