THIS is the incredible neighborhood of 300 houses in China connected by a giant meandering 1.3km swimming pool.
The remarkable resort town in Yingde, Guangdong is nicknamed the “Venice” of the country because of its huge, canal-like complex.
Named Baodun Lake Hushan Hot Spring Resort, the 300-villa property is surrounded by mountains, rivers and forests.
But all five-star villas each have balconies overlooking the huge blue pool that meanders between the rows of buildings.
Each villa is directly connected to the pool, so visitors have to swim or take a gondola if they want to get around.
The swimming lane, which extends from the backyard of each building in the resort, is 4 meters wide, 1.2 meters deep and 1.3 km long.
The huge man-made canal meanders past the luxury resorts and is surrounded by verdant palm trees — making it a coveted spot for travelers.
Footage of the stunning resort often shows several families lounging poolside with colorful swim rings and inflatable toys, enjoying the bizarre grounds on their doorstep.
On Trip.com, the resort has received a mega rating of 4.6 stars from over 3,600 positive reviews.
One wrote: “We managed to swim the hotel paths for two days which was really fun! Unlimited swimming, hot springs and sauna.”
Another said: “The hotel’s swimming lanes are fun for both adults and children. The swimming lanes are open until 11 p.m. Also, there are many water toys for free.”
A third commented: “The water quality in the swimming lane is good and there are toys, kids are having fun.”
But while the resort looks like it’s been plucked straight from Italy, not all online users are impressed with the mega-pool.
“The whole community is gonna pee in this, no, I’m fine,” said one guy.
Another pointed out the maintenance such a pool would require, saying: “The cleaning must suck.”