Spirit of Place: Golden Dragon Museum (Bendigo)

 

Located near the Kwan Yin temple and Garden of Joy is the Golden Dragon Museum which is at the heart of the local Chinese community and houses the largest dancing dragon in the southern hemisphere.

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Dragon Chariot of Ten Thousand Sages (made with jade)

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The museum had many other objects embellished with jade as well which is highly valued in the Chinese culture:

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Then there is the Golden Dragon itself which is the longest one in the Southern hemisphere:

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