Abbottabad, The City Where Osama Bin Laden Was Found, Is Building an Amusement Park

Because tourism really sucks now.

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Opening an amusement park is always a great way for a city to boost tourism, so the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan - also known as the place where Osama Bin Laden was discovered by the US - is doing just that.

According to BBC, city officials are stressing that the decision to build an amusement park is in no way related to the fact that the al-Qaeda leader was hiding out there for years - though we can't imagine that fact did anything to help tourism - and is, instead, just an honest attempt at boosting revenue to the city. 

"The amusement city will be built on 50 acres in the first phase but later will be extended to 500 acres," Syed Aqil Shah, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's minister for tourism and sports, commented. It will reportedly include a "zoo, water sports, mini-golf, rock-climbing and a paragliding club," and will not be built on the site of Bin Laden's since-demolished compound.

The project should take about five years, Shah added, and should cost somewhere between $30 million and $50 million dollars. Look out, Disneyland.

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[via BBC]


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