There’s something really unique about the architecture in China. It always has a sense of grandeur about it. You could say it almost seems magical.

And speaking of magic (apologies for the terrible pun), check out the new facilities for the elite Hebei Academy of Fine Arts. Fans of the Harry Potter movie series may find the architecture familiar, as it bears a resemblance to the iconic Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

As Kotaku reports, the university’s head, however, said that the “inspiration” for the building designs came from European architecture and there was no intent to make copy of Hogwarts in China.

It isn’t an exact replica of the school in the movies, but you can’t help get the feeling somewhere along the line the architects realized they were making something similar to the fictional building.

Compare it with the actual picture of Hogwarts below. Notice any similarities?


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