Dreaming of the Tiger Spring

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The spring itself and its statues of tigers and a dreaming monk.

Dreaming of the Tiger Spring (simplified Chinese: 虎跑梦泉; traditional Chinese: 虎跑夢泉; pinyin: hǔpáomèngquán) is a spring and scenic, as well as historic, location in southwestern Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.

The water from the spring itself seeps out from quartzite and is regarded as among the finest in China.[1] The water is popular for brewing teas, such as the local specialty, Longjing tea.

Tiger spring is also the burial place of monk Jigong.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dreaming of Tiger Spring at Hupao Valley". Archived from the original on 2006-10-22. Retrieved 2006-11-03. 

Coordinates: 30°12′32″N 120°07′48″E / 30.209°N 120.130°E / 30.209; 120.130