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Tickets on sale for China’s Titanic replica

A model of the Titanic.
A model of the Titanic. Image by Les Chatfield / CC BY 2.0

Tickets for a new theme park featuring a full-size replica of the ill-fated Titanic have gone on sale in Hong Kong. The theme park, which will be located in Sichuan province, will centre on a life-sized replica of the Titanic that will offer guests the chance to experience the ship’s sinking. Some critics have said the project is at risk of sensationalising the event, while the project’s backers contend that it will be a commemoration of the Titanic. Guests will stay in rooms decorated exactly as the original ship’s and experience the feeling of the ship hitting the iceberg and beginning to sink. Read more: ecns.cn