Dragon

The Grand Hotel was voted the Best Hotel by 'Holiday' magazine in the U.S., and was once rated by 'Fortune' magazine as one of the top 10 hotels in the world. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

A Magnificent Hotel With Mysterious Tunnels

Located on the Yuanshan (Round Mountain圓山) and overlooking Taipei City and the Keelung River, the Grand Hotel (圓山飯店) is a splendid, eye-catching landmark full of historical significance. It is believed that the hotel was constructed in response to a suggestion by Madame…

Since ancient times, the Chinese people have held the dragon in high regard. (China Gaze) (Image:  YouTube/Screenshot)

Chinese Dragon Tattoos

Chinese dragon images are fascinating, inspiring, and sometimes scary! The word dragon (龍) in Chinese is pronounced lóng. People of all cultures are drawn to the powerful image of the Chinese dragon. You can see dragon images throughout China in…

Soldiers of the Blue Banner during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. (Andres rojas22/Wikipedia)

The Legend of the Eight Banners System

The Eight Banners System was officially founded by Nurhachi, the Taizu (founder) of the Qing Dynasty. Initially, there were only four banners that represented the four different military units — the Yellow Banner, the White Banner, the Red Banner, and the…

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A Magnificent Hotel With Mysterious Tunnels

Located on the Yuanshan (Round Mountain圓山) and overlooking Taipei City and the Keelung River, the Grand Hotel (圓山飯店) is a splendid, eye-catching landmark full of historical significance. It is believed that…

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Chinese Dragon Tattoos

Chinese dragon images are fascinating, inspiring, and sometimes scary! The word dragon (龍) in Chinese is pronounced lóng. People of all cultures are drawn to the powerful image of the…

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The Meaning of Two Important Auspicious Images

For thousands of years, auspicious images existed everywhere in people’s lives in China, including grand celebrations, important festivals, anniversaries, prayer ceremonies, births, weddings, and funerals.

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The Legend of the Eight Banners System

The Eight Banners System was officially founded by Nurhachi, the Taizu (founder) of the Qing Dynasty. Initially, there were only four banners that represented the four different military units — the…

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Chinese Character for Dragon: Lóng 龍

Conveying the noble, auspicious qualities of the Chinese dragon, the Chinese character for dragon 龍, pronounced lóng, is separated into two parts. The left symbolizes the dragon’s head, while the…

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Know Your Chinese Gatekeepers: Dragon, Qilin, Shi

Dragon: Imperial gatekeeper Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore. They traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods.

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The Legend of the Eight Banners

Nurhaci, the founder of the Qing Dynasty, established the Eight Banners. Initially, there were only four colored banners that represented four different military units: yellow, white, blue, and red.

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The Hotel That Features 250,000 Dragons (Images)

The dragon is commonly regarded by Chinese people as a symbol of power, strength, and good luck. Therefore, the Grand Hotel has used it as the motif to construct and decorate the five-star hotel in…