aTP- Arab tourism portal- Seychelles welcomed to its shores last Sunday morning, the world’s tallest man Sultan Kösen, who is going to be part of the Magic Circus of Samoa.
Mr Kösen who hails from Turkey stands at 8 foot 4 inches and is also holding the Guinness world record for the largest hands.
His growth has been caused by a condition called ‘pituitary gigantism’, which is the result of an over-production of growth hormones.
He will be part of the Magic Circus of Samoa which will open on February 19 instead of February 18. The opening has been rescheduled due to the heavy rains which have flooded the Freedom Square area where the circus will be until March 21.
Mr Kösen was welcomed at the Seychelles International Airport by the principal secretary for tourism Anne Lafortune, Nicole St.Ange from Mason’s Travel and Tupa’I Bruno Loyale who heads the Magic Circus of Samoa.
Speaking to members of the local press at the airport, Mr Loyale said it is a great pleasure to have the world’s tallest man joining the circus once again.
The first time that Mr Kösen joined the circus was three years ago in Tahiti.
Mr Loyale has described Mr Kösen as the most charming and warm-hearted person on the face of the earth.