Travel Photo Thursday, February 10, 2010…Feeding the Dragon

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Thailand - Chiang Mai, Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 8 comments

Thursday has arrived, and it’s time for TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY. In case anyone is wondering, yes I am still in Chiang Mai, and yes, it’s still sunny! To join in the fun simply post a photo on your blog. Return here and place your link in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post. Please remember to leave a comment after you link. Finally, if you have a few moments, visit the others who have linked. Perhaps you can give them a tweet, a stumble, or a comment on their TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY.

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The dragon is an important character in all Chinese New Years celebrations. The dragon here in Chiang Mai did a fantastic job, winding through the streets for several hours. People want to feed the dragon, so he stops frequently in his travels. I asked a local why they give him money. I was told that feeding the dragon will guarantee prosperity for the coming year. That is certainly true for the dragon. In this shot the lady seems quite excited for the opportunity.


Maybe this is a good way for budget travelers to fund future travelers…or better yet keep your money in your pocket away from the dragon’s mouth!

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  1. Really exciting to see these in colorful street processions.
    Since we’re doing dragons, here be dragons at my site-

  2. Cool shot and caption to go along with it. Dfragons are popular in Okinawa, too because of the Chinese influence but, Iive never heard of anyone feeding them money !

  3. Great shot! The picture really captures the joy of Chinese New Year.

  4. Oh my! Isn’t that a beautiful picture?! Lovely indeed! I’m joining in your travel photo thursday, Nancie. But I have to skip it this week. Next week though… Cheers!
    P.S. I so wish to feed the dragon too.:)

  5. See Mike, you learn something new everyday! 🙂

  6. Beautiful photo, I like Chinese dragons too… 🙂

  7. Wow, feeding Dragon is certainly a great experience… We should respect their tradition of feeding Dragon yields us prosperity for the coming year….


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