Black Dragon Pool
Black Dragon Pool is located on the northwest outskirts of Kunming. It is named after a small black dragon that is supposed to live in the pool. After an encounter with the 8th century dragon slayer Lu Dongbin, the dragon promised to stay in the pool and devote itself to the wellbeing of mankind in exchange for its life.
The pool is in the grounds of a Ming dynasty Daoist temple and just a short walk away from Kunming’s botanical gardens.