Would You Swim In The World's Scariest Pool?

Posted Aug 14th 2012 2:00PM by Jessica Festa
Filed under: Photos, Asia, China, Hotels and Accommodations, News, Luxury Travel

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How far would you go to get a bird's-eye city view while swimming? If you're staying at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao, you'll get to take a dip in their glass-bottom pool, which appears to be suspended in mid-air as it partially hangs over a 24-story drop (shown above).

The adrenaline-pumping pool, which is the first of its kind in China, is 98 feet long and 20 feet wide. It was designed by Singaporean company Chan Sau Yan Associates.

"We wanted to provide our guests a unique swimming experience, and let them feel they're vacationing even in a bustling city," a spokesperson from InterContinental Hotels Group, parent company of Holiday Inn, told news.com.au.

So far, the guests seem to enjoy the feeling of being able to swim in the sky. Don't worry, the bottom is made with toughened glass for added safety.

Would you swim in this pool?

[Image via InterContinental Hotels Group]

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