They told me, that this spring are very fresh and healthy. And it is a luck if you have this water at home. The most of the Jinan inhabitants haven`t that water at home. This is the reason they come here to catcht this fresh water for cooking, making tea.
In China i use baidu.com instead of google. It shows me wikipedia article about Black Tiger Spring too. Isn´t it great. I learn to behave in China from day to day more.
Here what wikipedia wrote about the spring. – 72 springs in Jinan, unbelievable.
is a culturally significant artesian karst spring located in the city of Jinan, Shandong Province, China. The spring is ranked as the second most significant among the 72 named springs in Jinan (after the Baotu Spring). The water of spring stems from moderately-deep circulation and emerges from a water-filled limestone cave in a steep cliff. From the mouth of the cave, the water is funneled to flow out of the mouths of three ornamental stone-carved tiger heads into a square-shaped spring pool. From there it runs into the old city moat, next to which the spring is located. According to the tradition, there was a black rock lying in front of the cave in ancient time. The name of the spring is said to be derived from the shape and color of the rock, which resembled a black tiger, and the sound of the water gushing past the rock being reminiscent of the roar of a tiger. The ancient layout of the spring is described in a poem by the Ming Dynasty poet, Yan Bizeng.
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Late i went my way into the city that was my plan. Than i found the little harbour for the tourist boats. I waited long enough that i see how the last boat come in. I guess the Chinese people are wondering what the hell is the foreigner waiting for. You need patience to shoot a good photo 🙂