Dictionary of Geotourism

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Famous Springs in China

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_683
China’s famous springs have different uses. These springs are markers and records of development of the Chinese civilisation. Based on the reasons for their fame, these springs can be categorised into practical, ornamental, historical and cultural, and mixed springs. The practical type refers to springs that are used as water resources for drinking, irrigation, industrial use and medical use, such as the Xingtai Hundred Springs, Aershan Mineral Spring, Xiaotangshan Hot Spring and Conghua Hot Spring. The ornamental type refers to springs considered to be landscape resources, such as Butterfly Spring, Sanchao Spring and Shuhuo Tongyuan (Water and Fire) Spring. The historical and cultural type refers to springs that are famous for legends and folklore, such as Jiuquan Spring, Zhuodao Spring and Zhaoyin Spring. The mixed type refers to springs that have become well known because of multiple factors, such as Jinci Spring, Huaqing Pool, Wudalianchi Pool, Yao (Medicine) Spring, Baotu Spring,...
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