(Palau, Micronesia — August 25, 2011)
— Recently opened, the Palau
Eco Theme Park introduces a whole new brand of adventure
to this Micronesian paradise.Â The theme park features Palau's only zip-line course for those who enjoy the adrenaline rush of flying above treetops.
Famous as a premier destination for underwater thrills, Palau now boasts its new sky adventure
with a three-course zip-line soaring over the Taki Waterfall Park in the State of Ngardmau.
“Zipline is getting popular around the world, and it will become another major attraction of Palau,” said Chris Kay, President of Palau Leisure Group Inc., a Korean company that built the US$2.2 million adventure facility that also includes an eco-theme park and a monorail.
Eun Song Cho, chairman of Palau Leisure Group said, “I started our zipline project in Palau first because I was attracted by the beauty of the waterfalls in Ngardmau.Â I was fascinated by its legend.”
Ngardmau's waterfall carries the legend of a magical eel that metamorphosed into a river, with its head becoming the waterfall. Story-telling is also a feature of the amusement park.
"Combined with the local legend, the theme park will also include the Asian legend about the mythical one-winged bird," Cho said.
Unlike scuba-diving which requires certification, zip lining only requires willingness to unleash one's inner Tarzan and primal scream as he or she gets whisked along a cable, 250 feet from the ground, from one platform to another for a ride that goes from 30 seconds to one minute.
The length of each course is between 300 meters and 340 meters and is said to be one of the longest in the world.
For more information about the Palau Eco Theme Park, please call (680) 747-1004.