I’ve taken the following 40 pictures of Chinese dragons in temples, museums, and memorials around Taiwan. It took me over 20 years to build this collection of Chinese dragon images. Click on images to enlarge them. I hope you enjoy this gallery!
This is the Chinese character for dragon. The pronunciation for dragon in Chinese is long and it written 龍 in traditional Mandarin Chinese characters.
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.
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.”
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?