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Turkey's Largest Ferris Wheel Set in Motion in Antalya - Reports (Photos)

© Sputnik / Vladimir Vyatkin / Go to the photo bankA beach in Antalya. File photo
A beach in Antalya. File photo - Sputnik International
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The highest Ferris wheel in Turkey opened in the resort city of Antalya, the Sabah newspaper reported Monday. The height of The Heart of Antalya wheel, installed in the Aktur amusement park in the Konyaalti district of Antalya, is 90 meters (295 feet).

It provides a picturesque view of the city centre and Antalya Bay. In Europe, only one Ferris wheel beats its height, the London Eye.

The wheel, weighing 400 tonnes, was manufactured in China and delivered to Antalya by sea within two months. Its assembly took eight months.

The Heart of Antalya, which has four VIP passenger capsules and 42 conventional ventilated passenger capsules, makes one turn every 18 minutes. Tickets cost 30 Turkish lira ($5.4) per person in regular capsules and 200 lira ($36.4) in VIP.

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