A Titanic effort! Aerial photographs reveal how the £125m Chinese replica of doomed ocean liner built using the ship's original blueprints is taking shape
The construction of a full-size replica of the Titanic in China is nearing completion as investors continue to plough millions into the project.
New aerial images reveal that the replica of the sunken ocean liner is taking shape after the project began in 2016.
The copy of the luxurious passenger ship, which sank in 1912 killing 1,500 people, will be a part of a grand theme park in Sichuan, south-west China, and is being painstakingly reproduced.
Romandisea, the company which is building the replica ship, had initially planned to introduce a high-tech simulation to let tourists relive the moment when the ship hit the iceberg.
But the investors had to drop the plan after family members of the victims and survivors of the Titanic called the idea 'upsetting'.
The Chinese Titanic will be an exact replica of the original ship, from the size to the decoration to the menu.
Measuring 269.06 metres (882.7 feet) long and 28.19 metres (92.3 feet) wide, the tourist attraction will be placed 10.54 metres (34.6 feet) into the water and docked permanently on the Daying Qi river in Suining city.
The knock-off cruise liner will be located in the Romantic Mediterranean section of the Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort.
A spokesperson of the resort said previously that the company is trying to build a wonderland which people around the world could relate to emotionally, according to the tourism authority of Suining.
The spokesperson added that the replica of the 'massive and legendary ship' could provide tourists with 'spiritual satisfaction'. It would also serve as a reminder of how the Titanic passengers helped each other while facing the disaster.
The replica is scheduled to open to members of the public in 2019.
The Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort is set to be one of the most impressive theme parks in China.
Su Shaojun, chief executive of the development company has said: 'In addition to the Titanic, we also have the world's largest man-made beach which visitors can go inside regardless of day or night. 365 days a year, it remains at a constant temperature.
'The man-made space can accommodate four or five thousand tourists. We will have yachts, hot springs and acres of the resort.'
The 50,000 tonnes of steel cost some £105 million to build. Back in 1912, the original ship cost around £1.5 million to build, the equivalent to about £33 million today.
According to the information released at the launch ceremony of the replicated Titanic project in 2015, guests who wish to visit the copy will have to pay 3,000 Yuan (£315) a night for a cabin, while more expensive rooms will cost around 100,000 Yuan (£11,251).
In addition, there will be ballroom dancing, pool parties, and Las Vegas style entertainment on the ship to transport guests back to 1912.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/47068.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
SLB0001, Houston Texas, United States, 13 minutes ago
I'd actually really like to tour this... too bad it's in China
Mr Arnold Ziffel, Fred Ziffel Homestead, United States, 13 minutes ago
I wonder if in these culturally sensitive times, they will hire British and Irish crew members?
Giants1590, New York, United Kingdom, 41 minutes ago
Must they knockoff every idea ? Most unoriginal place in the world.
splitin2, Collinsport, United States, 59 minutes ago
If it's being built in China it won't need an iceberg to sink.
Tom B, Springfield Ohio, United States, 1 hour ago
It's not exactly like the original. It's longer and a bit wider. There will be life boats for everyone this time.
Tom B, Springfield Ohio, United States, 1 hour ago
This is very disappointing. This was supposed to be a ocean liner. This is just a static model. That's really too bad.
DNTJ, Leeds, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
A monument, to China's only ability, copying things created in the West
AllyCat7, New York City, United States, 59 minutes ago
Lol my thoughts
andy2423, Canada, 2 hours ago
It should copy it down to the sinking. Lol
Imda_Princess, Denmark and, Norway, 2 hours ago
This should be amazing..
LandRover628, Manila, Philippines, 2 hours ago
I hope Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio will be on hand to greet patrons aboard the ship
Nan, Bestlittletown, United States, 2 hours ago
Well, they copy everything else!
William Tell, TypicalUScity, United States, 3 hours ago
Will it have the deficit number of lifeboats? LOL!
somewhereintheus, somewhereintheus, 3 hours ago
Titanic: Made in China
Naughty Zute, Austin, United States, 3 hours ago
I taught ESL in China in 1999. For a icebreaker I asked my students to tell their favorite color and favorite movie along with their name. Almost 90% of said their favorite movie was Titanic.
Meggsy, Ultimo, Australia, 3 hours ago
That sounds really exciting. Next to it they could dock a replica of the Wilhelm Gustloff, torpedoed in the North Sea in 1945 with a loss of 9,300 passengers.
King George VII, South Pole, Antarctica, 3 hours ag
Can I buy one of these in WalMart?
Big R 92, Orlando, United States, 4 hours ago
Chinese built means its doomed before its launch. Why would anyone want to relive that tragedy the moment the ship it the iceberg? What's next? Replica Twin Towers Theme Park where the guests can relive the moment when the planes hit both towers? Humans can really be stupid sometimes .
JimOhio12345, Ohio, United States, 4 hours ago
I predict that will sink also
Expatriate., Rome, Italy, 4 hours ago
geezus it looks like junk covered in rust!
Badger100, Debary, United States, 4 hours ago
No ingenuity or original innovation,just stolen or copied ideas.
Tiredofitall10, Los Angeles, United States, 4 hours ago
Mai-Pen-Rai, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
Just as well its not going anywhere, Its rusty before its finished.
Neil, Melbourne, Australia, 5 hours ago
Three words that strike fear to the western consumer 'Made in China'
peterjdale, albany, Australia, 4 hours ago
Katastrophy, fort worth, United States, 5 hours ago
It'll break in 6 months like everything else they make.
Liberation from Libs, Dubai, UAE, 6 hours ago
It will fall apart in a week.
Stan Gajda, Perth, Australia, 6 hours ago
Not exact replica - it will not have engines and propellers.
Bored Of It, Madrid, Spain, 6 hours ago
They will make fake knock offs of anything.
Jim from NY, Brooklyn, United States, 7 hours ago
See? More proof they can't do anything original. They just use other Countries plans.
MountianManUSA, Western USA, United States, 7 hours ago
okay, kinda neat, but WHO wants to go to China??