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Things rich people do: build aquarium fences

In Turkey, a wealthy businessman has built an amazing fence for his luxury villa.

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A boy touches the glass casing of an aquarium housing Japanese Koi carps with ducks at a zoo in Manila on August 22, 2014. The Japanese Koi carps are exhibited as part of the zoo's attraction. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images) (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

There's something else going on in Turkey besides mass protests against the regime.

A successful businessman named Mehmet Ali Gökçeoğlu has built an amazing fence for his luxury villa in Çeşme, Izmir.

In place of a metal fence at the front of his property, he built a 50-meter-long aquarium filled with hundreds of fish and octopuses (yes, it's octopuses) from the Aegean Sea.

Gökçeoğlu’s property is now a major tourist destination, attracting up to a thousand visitors a day, according to its owner.

Here's the fence in action:

(Mehmet Ali Gökçeoğlu/NewsPoint)

Oddity Central reports:

Building the transparent structure was actually the easy part of the project. The hard part was linking the aqua-fence to the Aegean through a 400-meter-long buried pipeline, so the water could be changed continuously to keep the aquarium looking clean and its inhabitants happy. Gökçeoğlu hired a team of private divers to perform the task, and ended up paying approximately 40,000 Turkish Lira ($21,000) to fulfill his dream. The businessman says just seeing people line up outside his house staring at his creation makes it all worth it.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/traveltourism/130717/turkey-aquarium-fence