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Have you ever heard of the top 10 list of China’s ugliest buildings?

Every year, netizens vote to choose the ugliest buildings seen around the country, and 2018 marks the ninth year of this nationwide vote.

Can you imagine what these ugly buildings look like? Here’s a hint: you’d better let your imagination run wild.

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The "giant crab" was originally located in a cafe that had been vacant for many years due to poor management. In March 2017, the cafe underwent facade maintenance to make the shape of the crab.

In the future, it is expected to be a small "crab”-themed complex that integrates leisure, entertainment, and crab cultural experience, staff said.

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Ummm, why do I want to eat crab after seeing these pictures all of a sudden?? I’m either really hungry, or this design looks very real… Or both?



ULO PARK

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"Big octopus" is located in the Wangjing Subdistrict of Beijing, on Guangshun south street. Just like the above-mentioned crab, this one shows a very "surrealist" architectural style.

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Yunnan Kaleidoscope Art Estate

云南万花筒艺术庄园

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Yunnan sculptor Luo Xu spent more than 700 days building this fairy tale house in the valley of maitreya, a massive structure consisting of more than 20 large and small, upside down kaleidoscopic tubes.

This city is without a steel bar or a nail.

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Puffer Tower in Yangzhong Garden, Jiangsu province

江苏扬中园博园河豚塔

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The Fugu tower is an important symbol of the 8th Jiangsu provincial garden expo, located on Xisha Island of the Yangzhong garden.

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 Shanghai LV building 

上海LV大厦

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The Shanghai LV Tower, also known as Shanghai Hongqiao Shangjia Center, was designed by famous Japanese architect Aoki Chun. The facade is designed to give the building a streamlined shape from top to bottom to look, like an elegant lady in a white dress.

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Guangdong Nanhai No. 1 museum

广东南海一号博物馆

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The building facade of the No. 1 museum in Nanhai, also known as the Guangdong maritime silk road museum, consists of five interlocking ellipsoids of different sizes.

It is shaped like the keel of an ancient ship, and the whole is like undulating waves, and like the seagull spread its wings.

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Hebei Baiyangdian Lotus Grand View Garden

Gold tortoise pavilion

河北白洋淀荷花大观园金鳌馆

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With a floor area of 1,680 square meters, the world record society awarded this building the recognition of the “world's largest turtle building”.

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Dadonghai,Sanya

Harbour City 1

三亚大东海1号港湾城

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Hebei Tianzi Hotel 

河北天子大酒店

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The hotel, in the shape of a traditional three-star painted sculpture known as ‘fu lv shou福禄寿’, has been named by the Guinness book of world records as the largest pictographic building.

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Shuangyuhui,Liuzhou,Guangxi

柳州双渔汇

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According to the designer, the project was positioned as an international boutique mall, and the building was designed to be a landmark with two giant carps leaping up.

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I guess people may think of the Chinese new year when they look at it? Maybe?

It is undeniable that in some specific environments and cultural backgrounds, the pictographic approach of architecture is a good way of expression, which in turn can bring a lot of emotions. But too much might just make it worse. 

What do you think of these buildings? If you had to pick one to visit, where would you go?

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