Snippets from the Chinese Culture

Door Guards
Door Guards

In the olden days many  Chinese houses use to have  Door Guards like the one in the picture above to protect their house from evil spirits which may be wandering around.

Lanterns outside the house
lanterns outside the house


The lanterns which hang outside the house indicate which family is residing within the house. The lantern above shows the family name “Chen/Chan” as the owner of the house.


Chinese Lion
Chinese Lion

Do you find this statue familiar? It can be seen in different versions outside commercial buildings all over Asia. They are suppose to be guardians which keep help the occupants of the house safe.

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  1. Thanks for linking and leaving a friendly comment! My brother is a professor of a university in Taiwan and can read and speak Chinese. His wife is Taiwanese. That’s the closest relations I have to your part of the world. 🙂

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