(RT.COM) – Imagine Disneyland with a focus on Islam and communism. That's the plan for World Muslim City, a new billion-dollar theme park being built by the Chinese government in an effort to make the world a little smaller.
Despite China's controversial treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, who were banned from fasting during Ramadan last year, Chinese authorities are attempting to capitalize on the global Muslim market with the latest project.
Women will have the option to wear traditional clothing and visitors are required to remove their shoes inside the "Golden Palace."
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Breaking ground last year in the small northern city of Yinchuan, construction of the "World Muslim City" will take eight years to complete at a cost of almost US$4 billion, according to the China Daily.