Largest building in the world opens in China-complete with indoor seaside

Chengdu's New Century Global Centre has its own beach resort, cinemas, shops-and a replica Mediterranean village.

Beneath smoggy clouds in the Chinese mega-city of Chengdu, waves lap against sandy shores and a salty breeze blows across the beach. 6,000 holidaymakers look out on a glowing sunset, dining on platters of "the rarest oceanic fish species", while a stage rises from the water, ready for the evening's multimedia music spectacular.China's fourth largest city may be 620 miles from the coast, but that hasn't stopped it having its own seaside – newly opened inside the biggest building in the world.

Stately pleasure dome … New Century Global Centre, Chengdu, China. Photograph: Entertainment and Travel Group

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