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Five Springs Mountain Park

Five Springs Mountain Park: General Introduction

The Five Springs Mountain Park (Wuquan Shan Gonyuan) is, along with it's neighbor Lanshan Park, a pretty area of mountain scenery, temples and winding paths. These two spots will take up a good day and are a worthy rest away from the bustle of the strip of city that can be seen from below.

The park is named after the five springs that can be found at the foot of the mountain, to the south of the city. Legend has it that a General from the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), Huo Qubing, stabbed his sword into the ground after finding no water for his horses or himself. The five springs erupted from here and are still flowing today.

The park contains many temples and pavilions, mostly of Qing Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) origin, as well as tea-houses, art-exhibition halls and pools. Of these, the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) Jingang Palace (Jingan gong) and Temple ofReverent Solemnity (Chongqing si) are the best. The first contains a magnificent 16ft bronze Buddha cast in 1370 AD, while the latter houses an ancient bronze bell, 10 feet high and weighing 5 tons, that dates back to 1202 AD.

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Admission Fee: CNY5

Opening Hours: 06:00-18:00

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:21