Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

By Rachel Deason, December 1, 2016

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In today’s disaster tourism news, China based construction company Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group has broken ground on a full-scale Titanic replica.

The reproduction of the doomed ocean liner, which infamously sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, is being built in rural, landlocked Daying County, Sichuan, so at least this iteration will never let go of the docks (or set sail, for that matter).

Titanic Replica

The replica, which will cost an estimated RMB1 billion to build, was originally slated for a 2017 opening date upon its announcement in 2013. Now, construction will go on and on for an additional 2.5 years. 

Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

Titanic sinking

Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

Not only will the exterior be the same 26,000 tons of steel as the original, but the interior will feature meticulous models of all the lamps, door handles and toilets of its antecedent.

Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

Not only will the exterior be the same 26,000 tons of steel as the original, but the interior will feature meticulous models of all the lamps, door handles and toilets of its antecedent.
The replica (above) versus the original (below).

For as low as RMB3,000 per night, guests can stay in a room on board, take part in period-correct parties and games and gorge on a banquet menu that looks exactly the same as it did more than a century ago.


Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

With the aid of a high-tech simulation, visitors can even experience a shadow of the horror the passengers must have felt when the Titanic began its descent into the north Atlantic.

Enormous Titanic Replica Being Built in Rural China

The ‘Unsinkable Titanic’ is part of the larger Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort. While you may be able to gamble your way on board, expect to sink several thousand yuan into a ticket if you have any hope of surviving the crash. 

Prepare to see a lot of this very soon:

Titanic

[Photos via South China Morning Post, Daily Mail, Giphy]

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