Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Lotus Pond

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Kaohsiung: Southern Taiwan

If you have Taipei on your travel agenda, pencil in Kaohsiung as well. Hop on the high-speed rail in Taipei and exactly 2 hours and 15 minutes later, you’re in southern Taiwan, in Taiwan’s second ...

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deepeebee June 18, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m.

I enjoyed this place as it is beautiful. I went to all of the temples around there and got some great photos. The dragon and tigers offer a Blessing to those who enter through the mouth of the dragon and depart through the mouth of the tiger. The art on the walls as you enter the pagoda through the mouth of the dragon are violent and chaotic, it represents the negative cycles of life. As you overcome the negative you should mature into a wise person and know peace and calm as you enter the "belly" of the tiger and the art on the walls represents peace, harmony tranquility, etc. To exit the mouth of the tiger brings an end to this life as you are ready for your next voyage elsewhere.

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