Jackie Chan planning ‘JC World’ theme park to show off ancient Chinese architecture

Jackie Chan wants to build a theme park in Beijing that bears his name. That could be viewed as a little egotistical, but Chan’s vision does seem to have some heart to it: in a report from the The Malaysian Times, the seminal martial arts actor says that cultural preservation is a major reason he wants to create JC World. In the 1990s, Chan purchased 10 historic sandalwood buildings that are between 200 and 400 years old. Since then, the Chinese action star has dumped money into restoring and maintaining the buildings, but he’s never been able to find a permanent home for most of them.

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