$30,000 Amusement Park Planned For Bin Laden City in Pakistan


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In an effort to increase tourism to Abbottabad, Pakistan — the city where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces on May 2, 2011 — plans are underway to build a $30,000 amusement park. The attraction will include a zoo, adventure sports facilities, restaurants, artificial waterfalls, a heritage center and more, with plans to begin building in late February/early March for completion in 2021.

“The amusement city will be built on 50 acres in the first phase but later will be extended to 500 acres,” Syed Aqil Shah, the provincial minister for tourism and sports, told AFP. “It will have a heritage park, wildlife zoo, food street, adventure and paragliding clubs, waterfalls and jogging tracks.”

What do you think of Abbottabad’s attempt to bring in more tourism?

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Jessica Festa
Jessica Festa is the editor of the travel sites Jessie on a Journey (http://jessieonajourney.com) and Epicure & Culture (http://epicureandculture.com). Along with blogging at We Blog The World, her byline has appeared in publications like Huffington Post, Gadling, Fodor's, Travel + Escape, Matador, Viator, The Culture-Ist and many others. After getting her BA/MA in Communication from the State University of New York at Albany, she realized she wasn't really to stop backpacking and made travel her full time job. Some of her most memorable experiences include studying abroad in Sydney, teaching English in Thailand, doing orphanage work in Ghana, hiking her way through South America and traveling solo through Europe. She has a passion for backpacking, adventure, hiking, wine and getting off the beaten path.
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