Baimai Springs

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Coordinates: 36°43′1.73″N 117°31′57.96″E / 36.7171472°N 117.5327667°E / 36.7171472; 117.5327667

Mo Spring (Chinese: ; pinyin: Quán), surrounded by a stone hand rail inscribed by calligrapher Shu Tong

The Baimai Springs (Chinese: ; pinyin: Bǎi Mài Quán) are a group of artesian karst springs located in the town of Ming Shui, Zhangqiu City, Shandong Province, China about 25 kilometres west from the city centre of the provincial capital Jinan. The site of the springs is renowned for its natural beauty and as the one-time residence of the female Song Dynasty poet Li Qingzhao.

The Baimai Spring proper is located in the courtyard of the Dragon Spring Temple (Chinese: ; pinyin: Lóngquán ). Its spring pool covers a rectangular area of 25 by 14.5 metres and has a depth of 2 metres. The springs and the historical buildings that surround them are part of a public park (Baimai Spring Park, Chinese: ; pinyin: Bǎi Mài Quán Gōng Yuán). The park was established in 1985 and covers an area of 25 hectares.[1] Besides the springs, it also contains some small lakes, such as Wanquan Lake (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wànquán , literally "10,000 Springs Lake") that are fed by the springs. Within the park, the Qingzhao Ci Poetry Garden is laid out according to the aesthetic principles of ci poetry with the four romantic themes: wind, flowers, snow, and moon.

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The street address of the park is Number 31 Huiquan Road, Mingshui, Zhangqiu, Shandong, China.

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