A waterslide so vast, you can see it from space

 

The Chinese government has this morning announced sensational plans to transform a short stretch of the Great Wall of China into a waterslide.  In a massive project that is estimated to cost upwards of 160 million Chinese yuan, the length of wall that spans from 愚人节 to 戏说 will undergo a programme of re-enforcement before being divided into three distinct waterslides, each beginning with a fortified watchtower. A formal announcement and presentation of the precise details of the project is expected to be made by Yuren Jie, the leader of the National Tourism Administration of The People’s Republic of China, at midday today.

Great Wall of China waterslide

What do you think of these tentative plans?  Is it a good idea and will it be a much-needed boost for tourism in the country? Or do you think the government should be doing more to protect such a national treasure rather than turning a section of it into something that is tantamount to a theme park?  Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. Adam says:

    Cute ;) I could get on board with that idea! Let’s make it happen!

    I think this is a really great idea

  2. Muruga says:

    Wonder if this it an April fool prank. However its a great idea to tap in travellers and increase the revenue from tourism.

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