"Dragons everywhere" Top 5 Page for this destination Yunnan Sheng Local Custom Tip by XenoHumph

Yunnan Sheng Local Customs: 32 reviews and 47 photos

  Dragon playing with a red ball, Yuanjiang, Yunnan
by XenoHumph

Dragons are a recurrent theme in Chinese art, and Yunnan is no exception! They are decorating town squares (like this one in Yuanjiang), gates, temples and parks. They can be many centuries old or recently carved and painted.
Dragons do not have the scarry and mean reputation they are given in Western tales. On the contrary, in China, they are peaceful and beloved beasts, associated with many festive events (like the Chinese New Year).

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  • Updated Feb 3, 2005
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