Guardian Lions (Haikou Park)
The rather splotchy lions below guard the entrance of a major Haikou park. Although the male and female are distinguished in the normal way, with the female holding down a cub and the male with a globe (quite unadorned in this case) under foot, the style is very different from the standard stone lion.
The photos were taken on a busy weekend, as is apparent from the crush of bicycles and motorbikes.
Front and back views
Guardian Lions in Hainan (1) Haikou and Sanya
Guardian Lions in Hainan (2) Qionghai and Haikou
Guardian Lions in Hainan (3) Haikou
Some Slightly Different Guardian Lions Tibetan, Vietnamese, MingSome Western-influenced Guardian Lions in China
Links to sites about guardian lions on the Internet.