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Hupao Spring (Tiger Running Spring) Park

Hupao Spring Park, Hangzhou, Zhejiang

Hupao Spring Park is located at the foot of Daci Mountain to the southwest of West Lake.

Upon entering the gate of the Hupao Spring Park, you will see tall green trees reaching upward into the sky and is very tranquil. Limpid pools, springs and brooks hidden among the green hills run along courses and nourish the flora and fauna here.

Stepping on the stairs of a path at the left side, you will find a group of stone statues, the Tiger Dreaming Statues. A monk Xing Kong reclines on the stone with his eyes closed with two stone tigers at his sides is both powerful and vivid. The statues are incredibly lifelike and full of interest.

Legend has it that the monk Xing Kong once lived here. However there was no water, so Xing Kong intended to leave. One night, he dreamed a God told him, 'Tomorrow, two tigers will move a spring here'. The next day, he really saw two tigers digging at the ground when suddenly; a wellhead of spring water came flowing forth, the present Hupao Spring.

The spring water of the Hupao Spring is actually the groundwater running out of a cranny. The water tastes pure and sweet. Combined with the Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea, they win great praise. As a matter of fact, the groundwater of the Hupao Spring is the natural drinkable mineral water bearing the function of medical treatment. Hangzhou people like to drink it for their health.

Admission Fee: CNY 20
Bus Routes: 308, Tourism Bus No. 5

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