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Eastern China Sights

Running Tiger Spring (Hǔpáomèngquán)

  • Hupao Lu
  • Hangzhou
  • Fountain

Updated 05/28/2013

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According to legend, a traveling monk decided this setting would be perfect for a temple, but was disappointed to discover that there was no source of water. That night he dreamed of two tigers that ripped up the earth around him. When he awoke he was lying next to a spring. On the grounds is an intriguing "dripping wall" cut out of the mountain. Locals line up with jugs to collect the water that pours from its surface, believing that the water has special qualities—and

it does. Ask someone in the temple's souvenir shop to float a coin on the surface of the water to prove it.

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Sight Information


Hupao Lu, near the Pagoda of Six Harmonies, Hangzhou, 310011, China

Sight Details:

  • Y15
  • Daily 6–6

Updated 05/28/2013


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