OWPC: Dragons Around the World

A collection of dragons from around the world.

Let’s meet at the dragon restaurant at the beach on Koh Lanta in Thailand.let's meet at the dragon restaurant Chinese New Year dragon lantern in Vancouver.Chinese New Year dragon A swirling dragon embroidered on a royal yellow gown in Hoi An, Vietnam. The Vietnamese people consider themselves to be the people of the dragon meaning dragons are everywhere there.A swirling dragon embroidered on a royal yellow gown in Hoi An, Vietnam Bright ribbon dragon in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bright ribbon dragon in Bangkok, Thailand Incidentally, the Chinese character for dragon shows ‘flesh’ (body) with wings at the side, looking more like a European dragon (or a dragon fly), as the Asian dragons don’t have wings and slither through the air using wavy bits. Chinese character for dragonEuropeans have dragons too, only with shorter tails and distinctive bat-like wings, like Tournai’s town symbol in Belgium.
The Tournai Dragon (Belgium) In Welsh: Y Ddraig Goch, meaning the red dragon, is at the centre of the Welsh flag, weathervanes, pubs, beer, city halls and more. Wales is full of dragons.The Welsh Dragon tops a weathervane on Llandudno Pier in northern Wales In Toledo’s Cathedral this dragon guards the gate to the inner sanctum (Spain).
The interior of the Toledo Cathedral, with a dragon guarding the gate in More of Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Dragon.

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