Jade Spring Park

heilongtan parkJade Spring Park, also called Heilong Tan (Black Dragon Pool) Park, is located north of Lijiang Old Town, at the foot of the Elephant Hill. There is a spring under a chestnut tree at the foot of Elephant Mountain, which flows day and night, eventually formed a big pond with a total area of 40,000 square meters, it is then called Black Dragon Pool. Jade Spring Park earned its elegant name for its endless bubbling spring waters which is as clear as jade in the pool.

Originally built in 1737, the Park is green with grass and shaded by swaying willow trees, including some fit-in buildings like Five - Phoenix Tower, Moon - Embracing Pavilion and Suocui Bridge. Jade Spring Park provides a heaven for bird and water-life, above the surface of the pool there is always white vapor flowing in winter, which makes visitors feel like in a fairyland.

In addition to the breath-taking scenery, Jade Spring Park is also famous for many distinctive and ravishing sites. Once entering the park, a charming white marble bridge lying across the emerald water will come into sight, it is the Suocui Bridge. As the centre-piece of the park, the Longshen Temple is made up of a gate-house with two wings and a great hall. Other sites like the Deyue Pavilion, the Hanyue Stage, and ancient monuments also quite worth visiting

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