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.

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