By SARA NELSON
Tight squeeze: Swimmers crowd into China's 'Dead Sea' indoor swimming pool in Daying county, Sichuan Province, yesterday
There's strictly no diving and not a hope of doing any lengths, but the crowded conditions have not put off over a million people from heading to this giant Chinese swimming pool.
The saltwater pool, known as China's 'Dead Sea' is located in Daying county, Sichuan province, and was a riot of colour as the masses grabbed their rubber rings and descended upon it yesterday.
The indoor water park is said to be the largest in China and covers 30,000 square meters.
Anyone seen my goggles? More than one million people are said to have visited the resort this summer
It can accommodate up to ten thousand 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.
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 per cent, swimmers float freely on the surface - much as they do in the Dead Sea in the Middle East.
If you don't fancy a dip, the resort also offers a Spa centre, a golf course and even on-site cheerleaders.
Foreign cheerleaders equipped with pompoms entertain the crowds
A lifeguard tries to keep an eye on the commotion around him