Monday, January 27, 2014

The Seagaia Ocean Dome... A Man-Made Beach in Japan (5pics)

Oh Look...!! 
An artificial beach located less than a mile away from an 'actual' beach... huh? 

Turns out, this is becoming a popular thing with artificial beaches popping up all over the globe including Monaco, Hong Kong, Toronto, Paris, Berlin and more... 
The most famous and 'largest' is the Seagaia Ocean Dome located in Miyazaki, Japan which opened back in 1993...
-Check it out below: 

The Ocean Dome, which was part of the Sheraton Seagaia Resort, measures 300 meters in length and too meters in width, sported a fake flame-spitting volcano, artificial sand, artificial palm trees and the world's largest retractable roof, which provided a permanently blue sky even on a rainy day. The air temperature was always held at around 30 degrees Celsius and the water at around 28. The volcano becomes active every 15 minutes and spews fire every hour, and incredible waves lashes the beach for surfers' delight. The beach can accommodate 10,000 tourists, and the kicker is that there's an actual beach only 300 meters away. 
Artificial sand...?? Is it better than real sand...?? 
This artificial sand is not only engineered to feel like the real thing, it is also made to NOT stick to your skin... well in that case, I'm sold! When can we go!!

via amusingplanet

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