Beijing's first large-scale circus-themed entertainment center, Universal Circus City, laid its foundation this week. As part of the massive entertainment complex Beijing World Park, Universal Circus City will be the only fixed professional circus in Beijing with regular international-level performances.
"It is the first circus of an international standard in Beijing and it is also the only circus with such a large investment and scale in China. As one part of Beijing's program to promote cultural creativity projects, it will surely benefit the local culture and economic development," said Liu Huimin, marketing manager of Beijing World Park.
The complex is famous for its many miniature reproductions of scenic spots from around the world, such as the Great Wall, the Eiffel Tower and the White House. Universal Circus City will be located at the southern end of the park and is expected to attract numerous visitors in the near future.
"The complex enjoys a transportation advantage as the newly built Fangshan Line subway will pass through here. What's more, [Universal Circus City] can share the reputation and resources of Beijing World Park which is known by almost every Beijinger," Liu added.
Occupying around 100 hectares, Universal Circus City will be constructed into a multi-function center combing cultural education and performances and recreation.
Several regions with various themes, such as Sun City, Moon City and a street specializing in the ancient capital of six dynasties, as well as a hot springs village are planned.
A large-scale shopping mall, resort hotels and small exhibition halls will also be built.
With total investment reaching 10,000 million yuan ($1,464 million), Universal Circus City will have the capacity to hold 8,000 people and plans to host up to 300 circus performances each year.Source: Global Times