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"Earth-scraper" hotel opens in Shanghai's unused quarry [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-11-25 09:30:19 |Display all floors
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Aerial photo taken on Nov. 13, 2018 shows the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, in Songjiang District of Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

An 88-meter-deep hotel, built vertically along the precipice of an underground, water-filled quarry, has opened in Shanghai Tuesday.

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Post time 2018-11-25 09:31:02 |Display all floors
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People visit the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, in Songjiang District of Shanghai, east China, Nov. 13, 2018. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Located in Songjiang district, the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, has boasted its engineering feat and cliff-view rooms that allow guests to stare into the abyss.

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Post time 2018-11-25 09:32:02 |Display all floors
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Aerial photo taken on Nov. 13, 2018 shows the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, in Songjiang District of Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

The 336-room hotel has 18 floors -- two underwater and two above ground -- complete with a restaurant and sports and recreation facilities including rock climbing and bungee jumping, according to its developer Shimao Group.

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Post time 2018-11-25 09:32:41 |Display all floors
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Working staff arrange chairs at the bottom of the quarry, where the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, is located in Songjiang District of Shanghai, east China, Nov. 13, 2018. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

The deluxe hotel faces an artificial waterfall cascading down to a pond at the bottom of the quarry. It also retains a cliff-side path used to transport rocks and much of the pit's original fauna.

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Post time 2018-11-25 09:33:05 |Display all floors
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Photo taken on Nov. 13, 2018 shows the interior view of the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, in Songjiang District of Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)


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Post time 2018-11-25 09:33:50 |Display all floors
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An artificial waterfall cascades down to a pond at the bottom of the quarry, where the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, is located in Songjiang District of Shanghai, east China, Nov. 13, 2018. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

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Post time 2018-11-25 09:34:16 |Display all floors
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Photo taken on Nov. 13, 2018 shows the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, in Songjiang District of Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)


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