Brief of Yellow Dragon Cave
Also known as Wumen Cave or Feilong Cave, Yellow Dragon Cave is not a cave, but a park nestling at the foot of Precious Stone Hill which 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 themed with love.
Among the exuberant trees, pavilions and mansions project out strikingly and are connected by 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, to practice martial art, opera or collective dance, to do morning exercise or just to breathe in the fresh air.
The highlight of your stay here 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 “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 love 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 awarded as the best park in Hangzhou City.