Inside incredible 300-home neighbourhood connected by one giant MILE LONG swimming pool in ‘China’s Venice’ | The Sun

THIS incredible neighbourhood of 300 luxury homes in China is connected by a giant snaking swimming pool nearly a mile long.

The remarkable resort in Yingde, Guangdong, is dubbed "China's Venice" because of its canal-style feature weaving between rows of houses.

Called the Baodun Lake Hushan Hot Spring Resort, the 300-villa accommodation is surrounded by mountains, rivers and forests.

But all of the five-star villas each have a balcony that overlooks the gigantic blue pool that winds between the rows of buildings.

Each villa is directly connected to the pool with visitors having to swim or take a gondola if they want to get around.

The swimming lane which stretches from the backyard of each building in the resort is 4 meters wide, 1.2 meters deep, and 1.3km long.


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The massive man-made canal snakes past the luxury resorts and is surrounded by green palm trees – making it a desirable place for travellers.

Footage of the stunning resort often shows several families dotted around the pool with colourful swim rings and inflatable toys as they enjoy the bizarre feature on their doorstep.

On the resort has racked up a mega 4.6 star rating with over 3,600 positive reviews.

One wrote: "We managed to enjoy 2 days of swimming around the hotel lanes which was really fun! Unlimited swimming, hot springs and sauna".

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Another said: "The swimming lanes of the hotel are fun for both adults and children. The swimming lanes are open until 11 pm. There are also many water toys for free".

A third commented: "The water quality in the swimming lane is good, and there are toys, children have fun".

But even though the resort looks as if it has been plucked straight out of Italy, not everyone online has been left impressed by the mega-pool.

“The whole community’s going to be peeing in there, nah I’m good,” one bloke said. 

Another pointed out the maintenance a pool like that would require, saying “cleaning it has got to suck”.

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