The Dragon at Khai Dinh King Tomb, Vietnam

The Tomb of Khải Định , officially Ứng Mausoleum, is located in Chau Chu mountain near Hue in Vietnam. It was built for Khai Dinh, the twelfth Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty. It was built from 1920 to 1931 taking 11 years to complete. The tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. It is located on a steep hill outside of the capital city of Huế.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate (Dragon)

Have shown some pictures of the Temple of the Ten Thousand Buddhas recently.CIMG7295

Here is another one which was taken of the roof in their temple up on the hills of Shatin, Hong Kong.

In the middle is the Golden Dragon; it looks so lively and full of vitality.


Flying Dragon

Chinese likes putting nine dragons together in a picture.

There are also many places named after Nine Dragons.

On our way to Datong, China we stopped by a place where there is a big exhibit of nine flying dragons.

It immediately posed a problem for me as I only have a fixed lens camera which is not sufficiently wide to capture all dragons.DSCF2423

The sun was in the wrong direction too and the dragons were in the shadow.

So, I only focused on one dragon which has a flying posture. It is a wild thing, it got its claws out like trying to snatch on something. It has a wriggling body too.

The dragon which was assembled from glazed tiles, was very much alive.

It was just amazing!