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aug 08 2012

Shanghai May Have World's Scariest Hotel Pool

Swimming above traffic at the hotel pool (Courtesy Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao, part of IHG Group Hotels.)

A new glass-bottomed swimming pool hovers 320-feet above Shanghai's traffic.

It's a pool in the year-old, 390-room Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao.

The 98-foot-long indoor pool is cantilevered off the edge of the 24th-story of the building.

It's only five-feet deep. Guests can stand with their head above the water, looking down to see their toes above traffic on Xiuyan Lu below.

The hotel is 13 miles southeast from downtown in a rapidly growing suburb. It typically charges $125 a night for rooms.

Swimming in such a radical pool, with just glass between you and a 24-story drop, might not be for every traveler.

The previous record-holder was the swimming pool at Melbourne's Adelphi Hotel, which is partly cantilevered nine stories above a street.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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