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Stone Lions in Hainan (2)

 

The stone lions (lion-dogs) on this page were photographed in Qionghai and Haikou, Hainan.

 

Stone lions in Lecheng, Qionghai, Hainan, outside a Daoist temple. Locals come here to pray for prosperity, especially at Chinese New Year.
Note that both male and female have a ball under their paw. The difference is that the female has a cub in front; the male has money!
(This temple originally had a pair of Ming lions, of which one still survives. See A Couple of Slightly Different Stone Lions.)
Stone lion in Lecheng, Qionghai (female)
Stone lion at Lecheng, Qionghai (male)
Female
Male

 

Stone lions in Haikou, Hainan. As in the above pair, both the male and the female have their front paw on a ball. The male has money whereas the female has a child.
Stone lion in Haikou (female)
Stone lion in Haikou (male)
Female
Male

 

The very standard stone lions in front of Qionghai City Government (a rotating view). Notice that the male has not been unmanned in this statue.
Stone lion in Qionghai (female) - frontal view
Stone lion in Qionghai (male) - frontal view
Stone lion in Qionghai (female) - diagonal view
Stone lion in Qionghai (male) - diagonal view
Stone lion in Qionghai (female) - side view
Stone lion in Qionghai (male) - side view
Stone lion in Qionghai (female) - rear diagonal view
Stone lion in Qionghai (male) - rear diagonal view
Female
Male

 

Stone Lions in Hainan (1)
Haikou and Sanya
Some Slightly Different Stone Lions
Tibetan, Vietnamese, Ming
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