Hong Shan Swimming Pool Urumqi

Hong Shan Swimming Pool Urumqi: Address, Hong Shan Swimming Pool Urumqi Reviews: 4.5/5

Hong Shan Swimming Pool Urumqi

Hong Shan Swimming Pool Urumqi
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A great swim!!
Nov 2012 • Solo
If you want to cool off in the heat of the summer or get that circulation going in the depths of winter Hong Shan Swimming Pool is for you. If you want to try something really daring you can swim outside while the snow and ice lie crisp and even from November to March and they have to cut the ice for you to swim a cool 50 meters. In summer there are two 50 meter pools, one for children and non-swimmers and the other for those who prefer to steam up and down in laned-off areas with no interruptions. The third and indoor 50 meter pool is open all round for those who prefer to swim with a roof over their heads. The guys who run the pools are friendly and welcoming BUT there are a few rules to abide by without which the swimming is no-go. Plastic bathroom slippers, swimming hats (for males and females alike), and speedos for guys (NO cut-offs or shorts) are a must. You can buy ridiculously cheap gear just outside the pools from a variety of stalls so don't worry if you forget your togs. If you plan on a long stay in Urumqi you can buy a 30-times card for the outside pool and 10/20/30-times card for the inside pool which make everything so much cheaper. There are lockers and you can borrow a padlock and key. The pool is near the main post office and the youth hostel and central for a variety of busses. Happy swimming
Written November 17, 2012
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