The Titanic is reborn in China with an exact replicaMay 172021
In this ambitious project, every detail has been taken care of, from the door handles to the cabins will be exactly like the originals.
More than a century after its tragic sinking during its maiden voyage, the legendary Titanic will be 'reborn' as a theme park in Sichuan (China), more than 1,000 kilometers from the sea, reports AFP.
Its construction, in which one hundred workers have been involved, has lasted around 6 years, longer than it took to manufacture the original. The cost of the replica, in which more than 23,000 tons of steel have been used, amounts to 1 billion yuan (about 155.3 million dollars). At the moment, the exact date of its opening is unknown.
Huge Titanic replica to open as Chinese tourist destination.— AFP News Agency (@AFP) May 14, 2021
Tourists will be able to stay on the full-scale replica being built at a theme park in Sichuan. It has taken six years to build -- longer than the construction of the original Titanic pic.twitter.com/XjAwKwR7im
"It is a complicated project," says Su Shaojun, the main investor in the project, who decided to finance the work to preserve the memories of the cruise. "I hope this ship will be here in 100 or 200 years," he added.
The replica is intended to be exact in every detail, from the door handles to the luxury bedrooms and dining room. Experts and historians will validate the final result.
Huge Titanic replica to open in China over a century after the ship's ill-fated voyage.— AFP News Agency (@AFP) May 14, 2021
Tourists will be able to stay on the full-scale replica being built at a theme park. Everything from dining room to door handles are styled on the original Titanichttps://t.co/P8coyeBlG9 pic.twitter.com/dJDECUHaUf
The ambitious project is also inspired by James Cameron's film 'Titanic' (1997), which won 11 Oscars. Touring buses will play the tune to the film's main theme, 'My Heart Will Go On,' by Celine Dion.
The ship will be the main attraction of the park, which will recreate the old port of Southampton, in the United Kingdom, from where the Titanic set sail for New York (USA) on April 10, 1912.