Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dragon Pillars

Hokkien Huay Kuan, Malacca.
This serpent like creature was used to show imperial power during the ruling of all emperors in their respective dynasties and is still used today to symbolise auspicious power, fortune, strength and good luck.

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11 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Very historical.

Tekkaus said...

I always pass by this temple. :p

foongpc said...

Nice photo : )

Ai Shiang said...

Rainfield61,
Malacca historical heritage area is to my surprise very much different than other part of the town.

Tekkaus,
Oh? I thought you're orang KL :o)

Foongpc,
Thanks for the compliment :◘)

HappySurfer said...

Glad all this is still available. There is so much history in stuff like that and this one is awesome to behold. You must have had a field day taking pictures in Malacca. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the others.

Horsoon said...

Those cravings on the door, and sculptures on the pillars are especially amazing! Hey I must pay this place a visit the next time I get to go to Melaka :)

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Rafael Lam said...

Beautiful Dragon Pillars and windows, of course they are meaningful in chinese culture!

absolutginger said...

Oh, you were back in Malaysia? :D

I always like to snap photos of the guardian of the temple's doors. :D

Ai Shiang said...

Happysurfer,
I love Melaka trip. Never had I thought that being a tourist in Malaysia was so fun!

Horsoon,
Have you been to Melaka before? I think I might have seen a photo of the Orang Utan House in Melaka (taken by you), or am I wrong?

Rafael,
Strong 5,000 year of histories. Who can beat that :o)

Gina,
I was, just for a week.

Horsoon said...

Ya been to Melaka but not too often and enough to explore all the places :)