A 75-meter-long retired submarine is to become the center-piece
exhibit in China's first submarine museum in northeast China's port
city of Dalian, Liaoning Province.
According to construction plans, a museum covering 16,000 square
meters will be built around the retired Chinese People's Liberation
Army (PLA) submarine.
With an estimated investment of 87 million yuan (US$11.24
million) the museum will allow people to experience life on
submarine and provide three-dimension animation programs. Planners
hope the museum can become a new tourism highlight of the city.
Wang Shichang, the PLA's first captain of such submarines came
up with the idea for such a museum.
(Xinhua News Agency March 22, 2007)