I am back again for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge so have made the commitment to blog every day in April except the Sundays. Some bloggers choose a Theme, and others do random posts. For me, a theme works better, so the theme I’ve chosen for 2016 is Bendigo, a large provincial city in central Victoria, Australia. I live just outside Bendigo and have been in this area for only 9 years, so feel I still have ‘visitors eyes’.
L is for the Lotus Flower at the Chinese Golden Dragon Museum. The Lotus Flower is a hugely colourful sculpture situated in the forecourt of the museum. This museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bendigo and is known as the ‘Chinese cultural centre of Australia’ according to the museum’s website.
To visit the Golden Dragon Museum, is to get an education in Chinese culture and the life of the Chinese on the goldfields during the goldrush.
The collection of Chinese artifacts is amazing and has to be seen to be believed. The exhibitions make links between the history of the Bendigo Chinese and the Chinese Revolutions with incredible artifacts from these periods. These displays are fantastic.
The Chinese have had a huge impact on the history of the Bendigo from the goldrush of the 19th century to the present day. The displays depicting this period in both Bendigo’s and China’s history are amazing.
It is not at all surprising that the The Golden Dragon Museum, with its reputation, brings many tourists to this city.
The museum is also home to Sun Loong The Dragon