Located in the northern suburbs of kunming longquan foothills, the Black Dragon Pool is an ancient scenic area in Kunming covering an area of 91.4 hectares. Black Dragon Pool is composed of two areas: ancient architectural complex and Longquan plum visiting, and there are two pools which are separated by a bridge for a result of one clear spring water and other one muddy spring water; both two spring waters are conected with each other, but fish won’t jump over to other pools. Outside the Black Dragon Pool entrance is the Kunming institute of botany, where a plenty of the strange flowers and trees are planted there with the four seasons of flowers, which makes it a miniature of the yunnan “nation plant workers”.
Black Dragon Pool scenic area features many characteristic areas including Longquan Plum Garden, Longquan Osmanthus Garden, Longquan Boutique Park, Longquan Rhododendron Velley, Longquan Red Maple’s and Longquan Martyrs etc. Among which, the Longquan Plum Garden is the the southwest region’s largest reward plum resort and club research bases. There are thousands of plum trees, plum pile and ancient plum of one hundred year; besides, there are of the Yunnan local ethnic architecture pavilion, table, floor, shed with strong characteristics, which shows the unique temperament and interest of the Chinese plum culture.
Black Dragon Pool noawadays has planted a wide range of the plums behind its mountain and there are nearly 90 varieties and more than 6000 strains of red plums, white plums and green plums to form a new scenery there. Covering an area of 427 hectares, it is one of the biggest plum gardens in China and one of the 16 new scenic spots in Kunming.
Travel information: 1) Ticket price: 20 RMB/adult; 2) Opening time: 7:30 a.m. -17:30 p.m. 3) Playing time suggetion: 1 day; 4) Best time to visit: all the year round especially the early time of the winter when you can appreciate the beautiful plum blossom there. 5) Ways to go there: take the city buses no.9, 71, 115 to the Black Dragon Pool stop.