South Korea invest in floating islands to lure tourists

The Floating Island” three large artificial islets on the Han River opened to the public in April 2011, inviting many citizens and tourists to experience the Seoul landmark.  The opening was originally planned for September, but was postponed due to unusually cold weather last winter and a long rainy season this summer. The Floating Island is a group of artificial islets located below Banpo Bridge, a project costing some 96 billion won (approx. 10,5 million US dollars). The entire facility is 9,900 square meters in size, including the connecting bridges. The largest islet Vista will house a 692 seat convention hall for conferences or exhibitions and restaurants. The 3,449-square-meter-wide second island Viva will have event halls for entertainment and the smallest Terra is intended to house water leisure activity facilities.


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