A giant saltwater swimming pool, known as China’s “Dead Sea” is located in Daying county, Sichuan province, and is a riot of color as the masses grab their rubber rings and descend upon it.
The indoor water park is said to be the largest in China and covers 30,000 square meters.
The pool can accommodate up to 10,000 visitors at once and over a million people have visited the resort this summer, claim the operators.
The man-made “sea” was created using rich salt resources in the region and contains 43 different minerals and microelements.
Due to its salinity of over 22%, swimmers float freely on the surface – much as they do in the Dead Sea in the Middle East.
The resort also offers a Spa centre, a golf course and even on-site cheerleaders.