Chinese artist builds amazing model of Chongqing City with 50,000 coins

The replica of Chongqing City built with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP 
The replica of Chongqing City built with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP 
He Peiqi sitting next to the replica he built as he holds two paintings he made from various banknotes. -- PHOTO: AFP 
He Peiqi sitting next to the replica he built as he holds two paintings he made from various banknotes. -- PHOTO: AFP 
Part of the replica of Chongqing City built by He Peiqi with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP
Part of the replica of Chongqing City built by He Peiqi with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP
Part of the replica of Chongqing City built by He Peiqi with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP
Part of the replica of Chongqing City built by He Peiqi with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP
Part of the replica of Chongqing City built by He Peiqi with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP
Part of the replica of Chongqing City built by He Peiqi with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP
Part of the replica of Chongqing City built by He Peiqi with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP
Part of the replica of Chongqing City built by He Peiqi with coins and agate stones. -- PHOTO: AFP
He Peiqi, a resident of Chongqing City, building a replica of his home town with coins and agate stones at his home on April 29, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP 
He Peiqi, a resident of Chongqing City, building a replica of his home town with coins and agate stones at his home on April 29, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP 
He Peiqi sitting next to the replica he built as he holds two paintings he made from various banknotes. -- PHOTO: AFP 
He Peiqi sitting next to the replica he built as he holds two paintings he made from various banknotes. -- PHOTO: AFP 

CHONGQING - A Chinese artist has succeeded in making a replica of his hometown using 50,000 coins and some agate, a type of coloured rock.

The spectacular model of Chongqing City took Mr He Peiqi two hours a day for a month to build, and was done entirely by stacking up the coins without using glue.

Mr He, who is in his 30s, told Chinese media that 11 types of coins were used, while great care was also taken to highlight famous landmarks such as the Sheraton Hotel, Chaotian Gate, as well as the Yangtze and Jialing rivers.