Last Update: 9th October 2020
Situated in the Hupao Park, Dreaming of the Tiger Spring is located at Huichan Temple, 5 kilometers from Hangzhou City. It offers the legendary spring, and an old temple and green plants to explore.
- Chinese Name: Hupao Mengquan (虎跑梦泉)
- Location: in the Huichan Temple, 5 kilometers from Hangzhou City
- Things to do there: Photography, Adventure, Hiking, Nature
- Who visits: Photographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, Nature Lovers
- Time required: 1 x hour
Dreaming of the Tiger Spring has a wall carved with the Chinese characters of “虎跑泉”. The characters were made by Tan Daoyi, a calligrapher in the Xi Shu Dynasty (405 – 413). The pond under the spring is surrounded by stone railings.
Jigong Hall is to worship the Monk Jigong (1148 – 1209). The stone carvings tell the story of the monk. Beside the tea house is the pagoda where the relics of the monk is located in. At the Arhat Hall, you’ll find the fine statues of Arhats. If you are interested in the Chinese tea, it is suggested that you try one or two cups of tea at Diecuixuan Tea House.
The park where Dreaming of the Tiger Spring is located is not well-known among tourists. Therefore, you can visit it any time during the opening hours.
The best hours to visit are from April to October.
Just a few buses pass by the spring. Thus, there are only a few options.
- Rent a vehicle to the park. This is the quickest and most direct option.
- Take Bus K4, 538 or Bus K599 to the Stop of Hupao (虎跑站). Then walk to the park.
- Opening hours: 07:30 – 17:30
- As at 9th October 2020, the entrance ticket for the park is 20 CNY per person; children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall not included) is free of charge. For the latest pricing, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If you’d like to try tea at the tea house in the park, you’d need to pay an additional fee for it.
- Please wear comfortable hiking shoes.