Yu Yuan 豫园
The Dragon's Pearl

This pearl is atop a gate where two of the five dragons of Yu Yuan meet. Below are figures of birds and a frog peaking out at you. The frog is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Below that, but not shown, fish swim. Fish also bring prosperity and good harvests.

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Last update: February 2007
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