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Tiger Spring: "Dreaming of the Tiger Spring at Hupao.

Nestled on the slope of Daci Hill, Hangzhou, the Tiger Spring or Hupao (tiger-clawing spring) takes its name from the legend of a monk called Xing Kong during the reign of Yuanhe (806-820 A.D.) of the Tang dynasty. Being the first Buddhism practitioner settled here, Xing Kong found that there was short of drinking water and was almost ready to leave.

At the very night however, he had a dream in which a celestial told him that two tigers would be sent to his aid from Nanyue (a Buddhist shrine in the south). When he awoke the following morning, he went out and saw two tigers clawing the ground where the spring bubbled up..."