Mona Lisa -- Shenzhen, China
Where to find the original: Paris, France
Forget the crowds, protective plastic, and red velvet ropes: in China's Dafen oil painting village, almost any famous work of art can be viewed up close and personal, before being purchased. Since the 1990s, this town has featured artists who specialize in creating (some might say, forging) incredibly accurate replicas of famous oil paintings.
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