中国网浪潮资讯 虎跑泉是西湖边上最著名的泉眼之一。以其晶莹甘冽的水质和丰富的矿物质闻名于世，虎跑泉(Hupao Spring)与著名的龙井茶(龙井茶)很搭配。
The Tiger Spring is one of the most famous springs surrounding West Lake. Noted for its sweet quality and abundant minerals, Tiger Spring (Hupao Spring) goes well with famous longjing tea (dragon-well tea).
虎跑泉的名字来自一个民间传说。在唐朝元和时期(公元806 - 820)，杭州遭遇了旱灾。一位著名的僧人来到杭州，他很担心这种情况，但他无能为力。有一天晚上，故事发生了，和尚梦见了一个神人，神人告诉他，两只老虎会被派去帮助他在大慈山挖一个泉眼。
The spring’s name comes from a folk legend. During the Yuanhe Period (AD 806-820) of the Tang Dynasty, Hangzhou was hit by a drought. An eminent monk traveled to Hangzhou was concerned about the situation, but there was nothing he could do. One night, the story goes, the monk dreamed about an immortal who revealed to him that two tigers would be sent to help him dig a spring at Daci Mountain.
The next day the monk went to the place in his dream and saw two tigers had scooped out a hole on the ground and spring water gushed out from the hole. Inspired by the dream, the monk established the Hupao Temple, which gave it its name. Visitors can see the spring today and drink from the spring.
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