General Travel News

A Floating Movie Theater in Thailand

For a new film festival in Thailand called Film on the Rocks Yao Noi, an outdoor cinema was constructed in the most unlikely of places: right on top of the water.

The amazing venue is called the Archipelago Cinema and is tucked away inside a bay surrounded by towering island rocks and lush jungle plants.

alt

For the final night of the Film Festival earlier this month, guests were taken by boat to savor a final screening on this floating cinema designed by Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren.

alt

The Archipelago Cinema  consisted of a floating screen, cradled between two towering rocks, and a separate raft-like auditorium. The cinema was crafted out of recycled materials, and its modular construction allows for flexibility and future reuse.

The Festival, which took place from 9th- 12th March 2012, is set to become an annual meeting place for art and film.

More General Travel News
Eid Mubarak!
Prizes and concerts to mark 10th year of “Eid in Dubai”
Dubai among top 10 international meetings destination
Latest Travel News
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah invites g...
Prizes and concerts to mark 10th year of...
Eid brunch at Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel...
Featured Sights To See
Tishreen Sports Complex

Tishreen Sports Complex

Damascus, Syria

Tourists can take their children to swim in the Olympic Pool at this sports complex. Timings: Daily 6 A.M- 8 P.M Admission: 50 SYP (Single entry) Address: Sharia Ali ibn Abi Taleb, Southwest of Baramke Terminal Tel: none  ...

Museum Adam Malik

Museum Adam Malik

Jakarta, Indonesia

A small museum dedicated to Mr Adam Malik, one of the renowned figures of Indonesian history, who represented Indonesia in the United Nations, among many of his other feats as Indonesian foreign minister. ...

Batie Woods

Batie Woods

Geneva, Switzerland

Batie Woods is a wildlife refuge spanning about 20 hectares. Joggers and hikers enjoy the hiking trails that run through the park. There is also a small zoo inside the woods.  ...

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Despite all of the hype for the world’s biggest/longest/tallest, the Burj Al Arab remains Dubai’s signature landmark.  The billowing, sail-shaped 321m tall hotel was built to resemble a dhow.  Perhaps the most luxurious hotel on Earth, it is known as “the world’s only seven-star hotel” (even though it’s actually just a five-star deluxe).  Rooms average 8,000Dhs/night.  It’s built on an artificial ...