Wang'ao Waterfall, also named Mu'er Dragon
Pond, is located 10.5km south to the downtown of Beilun
District. Walking along the green shades, we could find
two huge rocks, which are called "Stone Gate". Entering
the stone gate, we could find a lot of query stones.
After the "Yixiantian" and
"Feilaifeng", we could find the flying waterfall. Lower
our head, we could find the limpid Dragon Pond, feeling
like entering a fairyland. Twisting up, we could find a
"virgin rock" in the pond and have infinite
Upon such delicate skills of
the heaven, we could not help thinking of the moving
It was said that there was a little
dragon in the heaven responsible for rainfalls. Once he
forgot to fall the rain, he was punished to the dry land
by the Jade Emperor, and was forbidden to go back to the
heaven. Arriving here, at the chapped fields and
withered trees and flowers, he regretted a lot and cried
to the heaven. His tears turned present
At the news, the fairy child in
the neighboring temple came here to persuade him and
asked Guanyin Buddha to fall the rain, soon the elegant
landscapes recovered. The punished little dragon smiled
In order to remember the naïve little
dragon and the fairy child, people built a place to
worship the little fairy child on the Lion Mountain to
the south of the waterfall. Looking down from the
mountain of little fairy child, we could find another
magnificent sight, a flowing brook originating form the
Longjiaoshan Mountain, like a winding white silk.
on Donpan Mountains near East China Sea (Sanshan
Village). On the high peak of the big mountain, other
mountains all look so small. Prime Minister Kou Zhun of
North Song Dynasty once made poem to sing the
magnificence of the mountain. Dongpan Mountains extend
to Kunting, Zishi, and Hetou, and Yantan is on the
Yantan covers about
300m2 with rock in the south, west and north,
where brooks and springs of various mountains gather.
The gurgling springs and waterfalls rushed down to the
pond and then surged forward the sea.
natural Yantan is mysterious. Set off by three sides of
cedars and pines, there is no leaf floating in the pond.
Thousands of years have passed, but its depth is still
It was said that in Ming Dynasty,
admiring the elegance of Yantan and wanting to test his
talents, the 3rd son of Dragon King, Yan Hai came to the
world to take an exam. Over East China Sea, he visited
Peach Flower Island and then Yantan. Arrested by the
attractive sights, he lingered there, and came across
the scholar Ding Chun. They soon sworn brothers and went
to Beijing for imperial exam.
rounds of tests, they both succeeded and returned to the
hometown by foot. It was so hot that there is no water
in the field at all. When passing by Wuxiang Town, they
found a widow crying upon the field with her children.
Learning the fact, Yan Hai showed great sympathy and
stayed to save the family. He asked Ding Chun to carry
the exam announcement and precious coral to Sanshan.
But at the treasure, Ding Chuan
forgot morality. When Yan Hai went back for it, Ding
Chuan denied and killed Yan Hai. In order to revenge,
Yan Hai drowned the Dings and extends the disaster to
the village. The Jade Emperor was angry and prohibited
Yan Hai to return to the Palace of Dragon King. So Yan
Hai stayed at Sanshan Yantan forever.
then, Yantan got more elegant and beautiful, and local
people called it Dragon Pond. In the history, when it
was dry and hot, people would come to the pond to pray
for rains. It was said that one summer, Yin Country
experienced a great drought, and people came to the pond
to pray for rains. On the very night it rained heavily,
and people came to fire firecrackers, sang and danced to
thank the pond.
After the liberation, local
people constructed a Hongshan Reservoir here, with the
water storage of 1,200,000 m2. At present,
the limpid springs is flowing to the field and to the
Seen on the dam, it is
really a natural picture. Now even if pardoned by the
Jade Emperor, the little dragon would rather stay in the
limpid water instead of returning to the bitter East