Bendigo’s Chinese dragon tradition continues after more than 120 years —


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Continuing a tradition dating back to 1892, the Victorian town of Bendigo has unveiled its Golden Chinese Dragon during its Easter parade.

His name is Dai Gum Loong, it means ‘big gold dragon’ in Mandarin.

Entering Bendigo’s CBD, he’s supported by 65 people, including a team which is charged with carrying and rotating his 27-kilogram head. 

At 125 metres long and covered with more than 7000 handmade scales, Dai Gum Loong is thought to be the longest Golden Dragon in the world…

Image courtesy of SBS

April 21, 2019


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