Enter the Dragon

Last weekend I took a very short trip to a particularly beautiful part of West Lake Feng Zhu Yuan (Fung Juu Yuen),  I call it the Dragon Park as there is a big stone dragon head in the park. Incidentally my girlfriend just told me that the Dragon head cost  60,000,000 Yuan to make…that’s a lot of money!

Anyway, it is special this time of year because there are thousands of blossoming water lilies which look spectacular this time of year. So we got up early and got to the park just in time for opening!

Walking through the gate you are greeted to an array of beautiful bonsai trees scattered around the courtyard, but we went straight through and headed for the flowers. Turning the corner there is a dazzling amount of blossoming lilies and it is a challenge just to find one among the many to photograph.

Shortly afterwards we decided to jump on a little motor boat as my real motive for getting there was to get out on to the lake and sail over to some of the bird islands that can be found on the lake. I love to photograph birds, so this was a pretty good opportunity to do so!

By the time we had got off the boat and were back in the Dragon Park, the masses had arrived, plenty of people sporting some serious camera gear! And a few people who wanted photos with me.

Just as we were about to leave we saw some guys doing some Tai Chi, the leader of the group was absolutely brilliant, just had to get some shots of him.

Just before setting out, this was the view we were greeted by.

Just before setting out, this was the view we were greeted by.

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This is the egg flower, Beautiful! And very sweet smelling

This is the egg flower, Beautiful! And very sweet smelling

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The 60,000,000 Yuan dragon head!

The 60,000,000 Yuan dragon head!

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This guy was amazing, everyone else was trying to follow him, but no one got close to being as good as him! Really nice guy too.

This guy was amazing, everyone else was trying to follow him, but no one got close to being as good as him! Really nice guy too.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post.

 

–Themanabroad–

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About themanabroad

I am themanabroad, known by my friends as James and my colleagues as Zhan Mu Si (Jaa More Suur(James in Chinese)). I have always been enthusiastic about photography and travelling, since school always trying to sign up for photography classes that always got cancelled unfortunately. However, living in China has given me the time and opportunity to combine my two loves, so please come and join me in my life in South-East Asia.
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