As well as yesterday’s tigers, we also came across lots of dragons during our visit to Hong Kong last month.
These three photos of dragons were taken at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
And we spotted this sneaky dragon hiding on the ceiling of the Guan Yin Temple in Causeway Bay, looking like it might swoop down on unsuspecting visitors.
We encountered plenty of tigers during our visit to Hong Kong last month. The rather tame looking tiger above is at the 10,000 Buddha Monastery in Shatin, and the one below is at the Tin Hau Temple in Causeway Bay.
We also spotted this one at the Hau Wong Temple in Kowloon.
During our visit to Hong Kong earlier this month, we did the Lucky Cat Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay. There were 12 cats, each dressed to represent one of the Chinese zodiac animals.
That’s the horse up top, the tiger above, and the dog (left) and rabbit below. The event has finished now. So if you missed it, you’re too late!
Forget the goose that laid the golden egg – jewellers in Hong Kong produce whole golden roosters for the Year of the Rooster. We saw these ads in MTR (subway) stations during our visit last week.
When we visited Wong Tai Sin temple in Hong Kong early this past week, there were still plenty of colourful Chinese New Year decorations. The 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac had red ribbons (above), and the main temple hall was decked out in red as well.
On the weekend we went along to Elizabeth Quay, beside the Swan River in Perth, to catch the Chinese New Year celebrations.
There were plenty of Chinese zodiac animals and lanterns – mostly in the traditional colours of red and gold. The event runs through to 5 February.
Each of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals has an associated protective deity – the 12 Heavenly Generals. This one is Mihira, who protects people born in the year of the rooster. You can see him and the other 11 Heavenly Generals in the large plaza outside Po Lin Monastery, on Lantau Island in Hong Kong.