A replica of the Titanic is under construction in China

Digitally restore the original Titanic image

Shaun Deng and Carla Krebs, CNN

(CNN) Have you ever wondered what it would be like when you were one of the Titanic? A similar experience will be possible thanks to an amusement park under development in Ding County, Sichuan Province. China. It is a replica of the Atlantic Ocean, and it will be called Titanic is unsinkable It will be exactly the same size as the original – 269.6 meters (882 feet) long and 28.19 meters (92 feet) wide. the information CNN Travel.

The project will contain the same amenities that bear its name, including lounges, theaters, decks and a swimming pool. Guests will be able to spend the night aboard the ship, which will always be anchored in a reservoir on the Zhejiang River, about 130 kilometers from the provincial capital, Chengdu. However, an opening date has not yet been set.

According to Agence France-Presse, it took 23,000 tons of steel, costing one billion yuan (about $ 153.5 million), to bring the replica back to life.

But the Chinese ship is not the only proposed imitation of the original Titanic. In 2018, the Australian company Blue Star Line announced Titanic IIAn identical liner version with 835 cabins seats 2,435 passengers. The inaugural flight 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 that 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 US Senate report on the Titanic disaster, 1,517 people died, and 706 of a total of 2,223 passengers and crew survived.

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In 1985, scientists led by American Robert Ballard and Frenchman Jean Jarry located the wreck 350 miles off the southeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The following year, Ballard and his team used a manned research submarine on the high seas to explore the sunken ship for the first time.

a CNN Travel He recently spoke to the famous oceanographer, widely known as “The Man Who Discovered Titanic”. Although Ballard admitted he was never a “Tiananic fanatic,” he says he was obsessed with finding the wreckage after witnessing several failed attempts by other explorers.

“It was clear that Titanic was the great Mount Everest at the time,” he explains. “A lot of others have tried – I thought many of them could have done it, or should have done it, but they didn’t.”

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