Friday, July 17, 2009

FDC from Taiwan/FDC du Taiwan

The World Games 2009 Kaohsiung ROCUPEX Commemorative Postage Label(ATM)/
Les Jeux Mondiaux 2009 Kaohsiung ROCUPEX Timbre de distributeur Commémorative
(Dragon and Tiger Pagodas/Les pagodes du dragon et du tigre)

Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
About 700 meters to the south of the Spring and Autumn Pavilions are the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas. The dragon's throat is the entrance and the lion's mouth is the exit. Entering a dragon's throat and coming out a lion's mouth symboilizes turning bad luck to good fortune. Inside, paintings depict China's 24 most obedient sons as well as scenes of heaven and hell to inspire people to do good deeds during their lifetime, and to provide threatening examples of retribution for wrongdoing.

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