Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Weirdest Hotel in Pyongyang

North Korea, shutting itself out of the world, is not far back in terms of building towering buildings. Unfortunately, a building that North Korea has committed into building is what I would say out of the world. It's the Ryugyong Hotel located in the capital city of Pyongyang.

It's set for opening soon with an Egpytian company, Orascom Group, continuing the final touch up for it.

The facts known about this weirdest hotel:-
* construction started since 1987
* construction value - US$2 billion (which is around 10% of the country's GDP)
* 1,082 feet tall
* 105 floors
* 3,000 rooms

With that number of rooms, any tourist going into Pyongyang area would still get to stay in the hotel even if all tourists in Pyongyang were to book a weeklong stay.

It has even gotten itself a nickname - Hotel of Doom or the Phantom Hotel.

Reading: North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel Gets a New Lease On its "Doomed" Life - HotelChatter
Reading: Ryugyong Hotel, the Hotel of Doom Isn't so Bad - Associated Content
Tags: Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea, Hotel, Orascom Group, Egpyt, Hotel of Doom, Phantom Hotel

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