You Don't Want To Get In This Chinese Swimming Pool

Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

No, really. You do not. This isn't just a swimming pool in Sichuan province, it's a sea of people.

Advertisement

Website Beijing Cream points out that crowded Chinese swimming pools are famous (infamous?), and if you'd like to see more, there are numerous photos online.

This particular video was recently uploaded to Chinese video site Youku, where it garnered over 800,000 views. That might be more than the people in the pool!

Advertisement

Crowded Chinese swimming pool [BejingCream@YouTube via Bejing Cream]

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

Oh gawd no!
Bash, even been in some public pool in Japan? I heard they are not much different... yuck!
Nononono, onsens are the way to go. Hmmm yes, I could use one right now since I'm almost bed ridden due to spinal disc herniation... I'm actually considering to turn one of the bathrooms in my apartment to a sento space of sorts, with a wooden ofuro or something.
I had the worst experience on water parks already here in Brazil. It was not as filled with people in a single pool, but it was crowded overall... we chose the worst time of the year to go, vacation, holiday, weekend, on the hottest of days in the summer.
I'll never set foot on that place ever again (Wet 'n Wild Brazil). It was the closest thing to swimming in a sewer I've ever done, and hopefully the only experience like that in my lifetime.
For some reason I can't understand, people were allowed to go inside pools carrying babies. Kids from all ages, and since the park is on the road in the middle of nowhere, the only food people could eat was the horrible horrible and expensive park food.
You noticed that the staff was doing what they could with pouring all sorts of products inside the water to disguise the smell, but it wasn't doing much. You'd have staff at any given minute pouring stuff into the water.
It was a foul mixture of puke, poo and piss stench I never want to see in my life again.
And I'm not talking regular poo, I'm talking baby poo.
I swear it was dirtier (or at least felt dirtier) than some of the most polluted beaches here in Brazil, which is saying quite a lot.
Gah, lost my apettite just remembering that day.