Recently, there has been a host of announcements about brand new theme parks based on a variety of subjects such as Pokemon, video games and Star Wars. A Chinese firm, though, is arguably creating the strangest theme park as they intend to build a complex that is devoted entirely to British teddy bears.

The joint venture will see the attraction built in a brand new town south of Beijing that has been specially designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. It will cost almost $8 million to construct, with cover 1,000 acres and will try to accommodate up to 250,000 visitors a year.

The theme of British teddy bears has been chosen because of how popular British culture is in China, with shows such as Sherlock becoming huge hits. Bears based on historical and fictional figures from the UK have proved to be incredibly successful already and the companies involved in building the theme park believe that that success will translate, with attractions such as Shakespeare plays performed by giant teddy bears.

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