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One of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs, Dragon is a powerful symbol of luck and prosperity. Although they don’t exist in real life, they are everywhere in China and seen as a Chinese cultural symbol. Chinese festivals, art, monuments, phrases all contain dragons.

Unlike the western portrayal of evil dragons, Chinese dragons are water creatures, living in lakes, rivers, seas or near the water bodies and believed to be able to summon the rain during droughts.

 

Photo Courtesy of Sriram Chandra

 

 

 

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