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PHUKET: Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating library, is Phuket bound for the first time, Project Coordinator Eunji Lee told the Phuket Gazette.

The 132-meter-ship, roughly half the size of the Titanic, will be at Phuket’s Deep Sea Port from August 14 to 22.

“We will open the ship up for visitors from August 15 to 18, and from August 21 to 22,” Ms Lee said.

The ship, jam packed with over 5,000 titles, offers more than just book-knowledge: the ship’s staff of 400 volunteers from around the world take part in a variety of development projects when on land, ranging from building schools to providing professional dental care.

“We aim to share knowledge, experience and a variety of cultures with people from countries all over the world through our books and volunteers,” Ms Lee said. “We also aim to help people in the area by building schools, making book donations and providing medical services.”

The price to come aboard Logos Hope during her visit to Phuket is 20 baht. Admission is free for children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult.

The ship will be open to the public from 10am to 9:30pm from Thursday to Saturday, and 1pm to 9:30pm on Sunday. However, the ship’s doors will be closed on August 19 and 20.

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