A swimming pool on a metro train?

A Swimming Pool On A Metro Train?

(CNN) — Don’t be alarmed if fellow passengers start stripping off aboard a metro train in Taipei.

A Swimming Pool On A Metro Train?

Chances are they think they’ve found a swimming pool inside the carriage.

A Swimming Pool On A Metro Train?

Facebook user Luo Yusheng says different passengers — admiring their creativity — made way voluntarily for them to take This specific picture.

A Swimming Pool On A Metro Train?

To celebrate being the host city of the upcoming Universiade 2017 — the Olympics for international university athletes — the Taiwanese capital has transformed a six-car train into six different sports venues — a running track, a soccer pitch, a baseball field, a basketball pitch, a field for throwing sports and also also also a swimming pool.

A Swimming Pool On A Metro Train?

and also also also the eye-popping 3D artworks have inspired a few commuters to dive in.

A Swimming Pool On A Metro Train?

“Many people are still unfamiliar with — and also also also have never stepped inside — some of the sports venues, we expect to bring sport closer to their daily life,” a spokesperson for the city’s Department of Information and also also also Tourism tells CNN. “By choosing to revamp a train — an everyday means of commuting, the public will contain the opportunity to participate.”

A Swimming Pool On A Metro Train?

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The swimming pool car, having a floor which resembles a real water surface, has proved to be the most well-known and also also also Instagrammable theme so far.

Hsu Tzu-Hsiung, an athlete who has represented Taiwan in international water sports competitions, was one of the passengers spotted in full swim gear.

“I waited until most of the passengers got off the train to take those pictures,” he says. “I think the idea’s a fun campaign to raise awareness about sport in general among Taiwanese and also also also get the public to get involved from the games.”

In addition to the Universiade-themed train, Taipei has made different efforts to attract more international travelers including redeveloping old markets and also also also promoting the city’s Halal restaurants to Muslim visitors.

The train will run on Taipei’s Songshan-Xindian MRT Line until August 30, 2017.

The 29th Summer Universiade kicks off on August 19 and also also also closes on August 30. the idea’s the 1st time Universiade is usually held in Taiwan and also also also the game is usually the biggest sporting event Taiwan has hosted so far.

A swimming pool on a metro train?

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