Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht

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Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht
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General information
LocationJeongdongjin, South Korea
Coordinates37°41′1″N 129°2′38″E / 37.68361°N 129.04389°E / 37.68361; 129.04389
Opening2002
Height45 metres (148 ft)
Other information
Number of rooms211
Number of restaurants6
Website
esuncruise.com

Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht is a hotel resort in Jeongdongjin on the east coast of South Korea. Designed in the image of a cruise ship, notably the Royal Caribbean International Sovereign Class, the hotel is 165 metres (541 ft) long and 45 metres (148 ft) tall and overlooks the beach resort.[1][2] It is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.

Built at the top of a large cliff, the hotel looks out over the sea[2][3] and gives the impression that a cruise ship has run aground. The town of Jeongdongjin is known for its views of the sunrise and sunset over the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and is itself a tourist destination. This has been further enhanced by the construction of the hotel, with its unusual design making it one of the most popular attractions in the country.[1][2][3]

The hotel has 211 rooms, including bedrooms and apartments, and six function rooms. There are six restaurants serving Korean and European food and a rotating bar on the top floor, giving visitors a panoramic view of the horizon and the famed sunrises.[1][2][3] Sporting facilities include a netted golf range, volleyball court, and a fitness club.[4] The cruise ship theme is enhanced by the sound of crashing waves played on speakers throughout the hotel and the use of salt water in the swimming pool.[1][4]

The resort also contains a park located adjacent to the hotel.[1] Prominent within the landscaped gardens are "The Hands of Promise", two giant hands rising from the ground, along with a variety of other sculptures. There is also an observation area with a glass floor suspended above the sea, an exhibition hall, and a lake.[5]

In 2003 the Titanic hotel, a construction with a similar cruise-ship theme, opened in Turkey.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sun Cruise Resort, South Korea's Wacky Cruise Ship Attraction (PHOTOS)". The Huffington Post. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht (썬크루즈)". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "The hotel that's ship shape! South Korean holiday destination that is designed to look like a cruise liner (perfect for anyone with sea sickness!)". Mail Online. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b "A Cruise on Dry Land – Korea's Unique Cruise Ship Hotel". Oddity Central. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Theme Park Information". Jungdongin Sun Cruise. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  6. ^ "World's first clifftop cruise ship hotel". MSN Travel. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.

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