Photograph of the original Titanic restored digitally
Sean Deng and Carla Cripps, CNN
(Cnn) Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of them TitanicThe A similar experience would be possible for a theme park under development in Daying County, Sichuan Province, China. This is a replica of the Transatlantic, it will be called Unimaginable titanic And will be exactly the same as the original size – 269.6 m (882 ft) long and 28.19 m (92 ft) wide. Information is there Cnn travel.
The development will have facilities similar to its name, including a lounge, theater, deck and a swimming pool. Guests will be able to spend the night on the ship, which will always be tied up in a reservoir on the Qijiang River, about 130 kilometers from the provincial capital, Chengdu. However, the opening date has not been set yet.
According to AFP, the cost of 23,000 tons of steel to bring the replica to life was one billion yuan (about 153, $ 5 million).
But China’s ship is not the only proposed imitation of the original Titanic. In 2018, the Australian company Blue Star Line announced Titanic II, A similar copy of the liner, which has 835 cabins to accommodate 2,435 passengers. The inaugural trip was scheduled to take place in 2022, however, the company’s website has not been updated since 2018.
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The original Titanic made its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York on April 10, 1912. At the time, it was the largest passenger ship in existence. On April 14, around midnight, it collided with an iceberg and sank in less than three hours. According to the United States Senate report on the Titanic disaster, 1,517 out of a total of 2,223 people, 706 survived, among the passengers and crew.
In 1985, scientists led by American Robert Ballard and Frenchman Jean Jerry unearthed debris about 350 miles off the southeastern coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The following year, Ballard and his team used a manned research submarine on the high seas to locate a sinking ship for the first time.
a Cnn travel He recently spoke to the famous oceanographer, widely known as the “man who discovered the Titanic”. Although Ballard admits that he was never a “Titanic fanatic”, he says he had a passion for finding the wreck after seeing several unsuccessful attempts by other explorers.
“Titanic was clearly the great Mount Everest at the time,” he explains. “Many others have tried – many who I thought they could, or should have done, but they didn’t.”