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Full-size Titanic replica built in SW China

By Zhang Huan (People's Daily Online)    16:56, February 23, 2018

The world’s first full-size replica of the doomed luxury Titanic ocean liner, with an investment of 1 billion yuan, is under construction in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, and the ship body has been built.

The replica, 269 meters long and 28 meters wide, which will be permanently docked at a reservoir in Daying County of Sichuan, is a fixed tourist attraction as opposed to a moveable ship.

As there is not much water in the reservoir, the replica will also be giving the slogan “Titanic that will really never sink”. 

Despite some doubts about the project, and criticisms such as it is only a cheap copy of the original, the project manager explained that the replica is being built to reproduce the elements of luxury found in the original Titanic, including a ballroom, theater, swimming pool and premium first class rooms.

In addition, the manager disclosed that they selected Sichuan as the project site because it was hard to obtain usage rights for such a large area of land in one of China’s big cities such as Shanghai.  

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