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Pictures of Chinese Dragons

33 Photos of the legendary creature


I've taken the following 33 pictures of Chinese dragons in temples, museums and memorials around Taiwan. It took me ten years to build this little collection of Chinese dragon images.

This is the Chinese character for dragon. The pronunciation for dragon in Chinese is long.

Chinese Dragon Symbolchinese-dragon-symbol

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 1 picture of chinese dragon

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures that symbolize power, strength and good luck. Long ago in China, the dragon appeared on the national flag. It used to represent the Chinese emperor.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 2
image of a chinese dragon

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 3chinese dragon picture
Chinese people are often referred to as the descendants of the dragon.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 4dragon picture
Many Chinese proverbs refer to the dragon. A popular one says: "Hoping one's son will become a dragon". Which means "hoping one's son will become powerful and successful."

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 5dragon photo
Someone once told me: "A chinese dragon has a horse's head, a snake's tail, a demon's eyes, the belly of a clam, the scales of a carp, an eagle's claws and a cow's ears." Can you see the resemblances?

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 6photo of an orange chinese dragon
The dragon is one of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. More babies are born in the years of the dragon than in any other animal years of the Zodiac.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 7chinese dragon art
Photo of a Chinese dragon on a censer.
Confucius Temple, Taichung City

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 8chinese art dragon
This blue Chinese dragon was used as a stage background for a hip-hop show in Taichung City.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 9chinese dragon photos
A very ancient Chinese dragon mural at Matsu Temple
in Tainan City

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 10chinese dragon artwork
This colorful Chinese dragon image was used as a stage background for a Chinese opera in Kaohsiung City.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 11chinese dragon design
Two beautiful, green Chinese dragons up on the roof of
Confucius Temple in Tainan City.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 12chinese new year dragon
I cannot remember where I took this one!

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 13chinese dragon statue
China is the homeland of the dragon, but Taiwan probably has the highest concentration of them on the planet.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 14chinese fire dragon
Picture of a Chinese dragon carving on a censer on Bagua Mountain in Changhua County.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 15chinese dragon images
In front of Longfong Temple, Sun Moon Lake, in Central Taiwan.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 16chinese dragon chinese new year
Dragon painting on a traditional Chinese lantern in Lugang.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 17ancient chinese dragon
A dragon carved in stone. Zhenlan Temple, Dajia.


 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 18dragon in chinese
Confucius Temple, Tainan City.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 19taiwanese dragon
Confucius Temple, Tainan City.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 20water chinese dragon
Somewhere in Taichung County...

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 21green dragon
Changhua City.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 22most beautiful chinese dragon picture
Donghai, Taichung.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 23blue chinese dragon
Baoan Temple, Taipei.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 24chinese dragon art
On Chungming Road, Taichung.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 25picture of a chinese dragon
Wenwu Temple, Sun Moon Lake.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 26painting chinese dragon
Colorful stage background for a show in Taichung.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 27pictures of a chinese dragon
My favorite picture of all my collection of Chinese dragons. I was riding my motorbike just outside Taichung city (close to Dali), when I saw the silhouette of this dragon sitting at the top of a small temple lost between some rice paddies.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 28chinese dragon photo gallery
Dianji Temple, Keelung.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 29china dragon
Dianji Temple, Keelung.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 3dragon china
Very old Chinese dragons, Matsu Temple, Tainan City.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 31chinese dragon taiwan
Tainan City.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 32photo chinese dragon
Taichung County.

 

Picture of Chinese Dragon 33chinese dragon lantern
Picture of a Chinese dragon painting on a lantern.


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