Still early in the morning, I followed the main canal to reach the Jade Spring Park. Located just outside of Lijiang the park and its beautiful Black Dragon Pool is a worthwhile stroll. I was looking forward to photographing the Longshen Temple next to the white marble bridge, but alas, it was encased for reconstruction.
The lush willow and other trees framing the pond and the distant Jade Dragon Snow Mountain still created a beautiful natural scene.
As it was still early in the morning, the many paths and bridges were relatively free from crowds.