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Yellow Dragon Cave

Updated: August 3, 2016 L M S


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Yellow Dragon Cave is not a cave but a park nestled at the foot of Precious Stone Hill. The park, also known as Wumen Cave or Feilong Cave, borders the West Lake to the north. During the last century, it was a prestigious sanctuary of Taoism. Nowadays, it has been renovated into Yuanyuan Park, a folklore park.

Among the trees, pavilions and mansions are meandering trails. Locals usually skip this site for tourists and prefer to ascend the Precious Stone Hill to take in a panoramic view of West Lake. Residents also go there to practice martial art, opera, collective dance, do morning exercise or just breathe in the fresh air.



[Photo from en.gotohz.com]


[Photo from en.gotohz.com]

The highlight of your stay is to inquire about marriage fates. There are over 100 bamboo slips used for divination or drawing lots. Verses on the slips are all quoted from the noted Qing Dynasty writer Yu Yue, who wrote countless poems inspired by the “Book of Poetry” and “the Spring and Autumn Annals” – two of China’s five classics. If you have any questions about marriage, just shake the bamboo tube and pick up the first slip falling onto the ground. Give it to a master, he or she will demystify the future of your fate.

Yellow Dragon Cave Dressed in Green has been listed as one of the new ten scenic spots of West Lake. In 2001 and 2002, Yellow Dragon Cave was named the best park in Hangzhou city.

Chinese name: Huanglong Dong Yuanyuan Minsu Yuan

Address: No. 69 Shuguang Road, West Lake District, Hangzhou

District: West Lake District

Phone: +86-571-87972468