China Star

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Roofs and Doorways

Our guide told us that the Chinese are very
superstitious. On this door, you will notice the round metal orbs, and that their are 9 going across. Nine symbolizes longevity, fullness, and perfection. There are four Celestial animals.
The Dragon is the most powerful symbol in Chinese history and tradition. Ultimate representation of good luck, bringing prosperity and abundance. The Tiger symbolizes protection, bold and brave leadership. The Turtle, support, self reliance, stability and longevity. The Phoenix of opportunity, also said to symbolize a life of ease and luxury. The number 8 is a very lucky number and the Chinese will pay thousands to have the number eight incorporated in their phone numbers. This great photo was taken by Alida.Posted by Picasa


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