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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jade Spring Park

This place is fabulous...a happy place for photographers to go click! Click! Click!


Also known as the Black Dragon Pool, the Jade Spring Park is in Lijiang, my favourite district in Yunnan.The reason it is my favourite place to be in Yunnan is obvious...the scenic wonders that seem to unfold endlessly before our eyes. 


After visiting White Water River, we thought that must be the highlight of the 'watery' attractions in Lijiang. We were wrong. When we reached Jade Spring Park, we saw a white bridge with chinese designs carved on the marble balustrades.Most people at this point gravitate towards the best spot with the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain peak visible in the background, to pose for an unforgettable "I was there" picture. We were lucky that we had clear blue skies as the backdrop of the snow-capped mountain.









As we crossed the bridge to enter Jade Spring (Yuquan) Park, we noticed why the Park was named Jade Spring. The water in the pool that comes from that picturesque mountain you see, is the colour of the jade...a beautiful deep emerald.The pool, which is called Black Dragon Pool covers an area of 40 hectares. The depth of this pool gives the water its dark green look, hence the name, Black Dragon Pool (Heilongtan).







The clear jade-coloured waters reflect the breath-taking scenery, making it take your breath away (again). Truly spectacular. Again the day was perfect for photo -shoots as there wasn't even a breeze when we got there. No breeze-good, no ripples to distort the mirror effect of the lake.






Isn't this soooo beautiful!? Wait till you see some more!




Oh-oh, there's a breeze blowing...got to go now...no more mirror-images for today.

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9 comments:

  1. postcard perfect shots. how wonderful to look at.

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  2. @ ewok1993 - Welcome and thank you. These are some of my personal favourites.

    @ Shydub - Hi, thanks. This is a lovely replace to just sit on a bench and enjoy the mountain-spring scenery.
    Rosie

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  3. Very beautiful. Well captured. Bravo!
    Have a nice day.

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  4. Your pictures are stunning!

    Thanks for the visit. God bless!

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog. You are right, this place is a photographer's haven! Nice pictures! =)

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  6. Wow can't imagine this place when all the trees bloom all the flowers. Thanks for sharing!
    Watery Wednesday

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  7. @ Reflections - Thanks. Do come again.

    @ Fotokarusellen - Ooh thanks for the thumbs up.

    @ Judy Sheldon-Walker - Thanks so much for the kind words.

    @ sublime wanderer - It was such a lovely experience.

    @ Kim, USA - That would be a fantastic time...mid spring. That would mean more fotos to take!!
    Rosie@travel-i-tales and mygardenhaven

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