Jiulian Pond is linked by nine ponds.
Empress Dowager Ci Sheng, mother of Emperor Wanli, named herself ‘Jiulian Bodhisattva’ in the imperial palace. On hearing about Jiulian Mountain in Huixian city where a Xilian temple lied in the mountain to worship Jiulian Mother and ‘lamp-oil congregation for Jiulian Mother’ was held, she wanted to burn incense to pay tribute. During ‘Lamp-oil Congregation for Jiulian Mother’, she took the imperial maids and eunuchs and came over to Jiulian Pond by being dressed as commoners. On learning that it didn’t have a name, she started by giving the pond under the waterfall He He Pond before naming the other eight ponds respectively as Fu Rong Pond, Han Dan Pond, Shui Yun Pond, Shui Zhi Pond, Jun Zi Pond, Changchun Pond, Yuhuan Pond and Jing Ke Pond.’