Monday, June 30, 2014

Noah's Ark in Hong Kong

If this is your first viewing you will find it quite remarkable.
Here is a WOW moment!
I found it amazing and wishing it was here in America.

The Noah's Ark Theme Park, complete with fiberglass animals, sits in front of the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong.  It is also a restaurant and hotel… The tourists go in two-by-two.

Biblical scale: The Ark in Hong Kong measures 450 ft. long and 75 ft. wide.


The Billionaire Brothers who built the Ark in Hong Kong claim it is the Only Full-Scale Version in the World.

And the imaginative trio even attempted to give the giant boat an air of authenticity by placing 67 pairs of animals at the entrance, just like the pairs of creatures saved from the Great Flood by Noah in the Bible Story.
The Creationist-Inspired Vessel forms part of a theme park near Hong Kong which was inspired by a young girl's Scrawled Drawing of the Mammoth Boat.

Architects appear to have used some artistic license in parts of the Ark – for instance including double-glazed windows, a fine dining restaurant and luxurious bedrooms.

Inside, real-life exotic animals can be found - including a nautilus, a toucan, and reams of fish.

Authentic: Various fiberglass animals stand outside the Ark to mimic the Bible tale where Noah took creatures on board the vessel.
The Noah's Ark Theme Park is now run by several Christian organizations, who use it to promote peace and unity.

Matthew Pine, manager of Noah's Ark Theme Park, said: “They had a vision to do something remarkable, something outstanding.  They came up with many ideas.
Some of them were really outrageous.”

“But then they came across this girl's drawing, and knew it would be something do-able that captured imaginations. So they hired architects and engineers to create the replica, Noah's Ark.”

Land-bound: The Hong Kong-based Noah's Ark theme park was built in 2009 and is popular among tourists.

Matthew added: “The reason we chose that moment in the Bible's story is because this is the message we want to bring to Hong Kong, to China, to the world.

“In our lives we always face floods, we will face trials, and we will face difficulties. Hopefully Noah's Ark will inspire people to pass through those troubles as Noah did in his day.”

The Ark opened in May 2009; 17 years after plans were first made for the enormous structure. Hope you too enjoyed having seen this masterful creation.


Janie Junebug said...

What if I go there alone? Will I be refused entrance if I don't have the second person to create a two-by-two? What if I were in a menage a trois? Will the split us up?


Janie Junebug said...

Sorry. I mean, Will they split us up?

Coffeypot said...

JJ, it's Hong Kong... there is always a sailor looking for a hookup, and that will even out the 2x2. Plus add to the fun.

lotta joy said...

Wow. Us po folk could never git in there. Even McDonald's makes us pay in advance....BEFORE we order.

Coffeypot said...

I know, LJ. The tickes are $150 each (Seniors and kids $125). I wonder if that is HK dollars us US?

Furry Bottoms said...

I was about to protest that it was the only one in the world. But it is the only one with a hotel and restaurant. The other one I was talking about is right here in WA state. But it may not be TO SCALE. There is this huge Noah's Ark in the city of uhhhh hmmm Burlington, about an hour or so north of me. It serves as a church, I've never seen the whole thing so I can't claim it is to scale, but it is humongous. The one in Hong Kong is cooler too, with the animals and all. This one is just a brown ark, nothing frou frou as you would say.

J-Tony said...

Wow. That is pretty cool.

Old NFO said...

Impressive to put it mildly... :-)