Tiger Run Spring is the first spring of the West Lake
Zhuquan. Along with Longjing Spring, it is the third best spring in the world. Hu Runquan is located in the Xiahui Temple, Baihefeng, Dacishan, which is to the Southwest of Hangzhou, Zhejiang. The source of this spring is legendary. According to the legend, in the Tang Dynasty, one of the sorghums arrived in the area and found that the scenery was so beautiful, it made the heart happy. However, there was no water source nearby. Although Gao Xi was reluctant, he felt that he had to move to another area. Before he moved, a fairy appeared to him and told him that spring water would be brought to him by two tigers. The next day, it happened exactly as the fairy had told him. This is why it is also called Tiger Run Spring. The waters of the spring are clean and clear and taste very sweet. When you visit the area, you should sample the tea made with the West Lake Lonjing waters.