Dragon Of Fortune!

The gilded zodiac ceiling opens slowly to special sound and light effects, the floor splits open, and a golden dragon emerges in a cloud of pink fog with smoke billowing out of its nostrils…a phantasmagorical spectacle that is supposed to symbolise “vitality, good fortune and well-being”!

TheΒ Dragon of Fortune show in the Wynne Macau, is an over the top, Vegas style tourist attraction…just the kind we would usually avoid. But we had time to spare before our return ferry to Hong Kong, and we could think of worse ways to while our time than a fantastic free show in genteel surroundings. Besides, we got to use their free shuttle to the pier.

The gilded zodiac ceiling opens to special effects!
The golden dragon emerges from the floor and rises upto 28 feet!
A lotus bud appears from the center.
The smoke belching dragon has glowing eyes and an animated head! The lotus bud ‘blooms’ to reveal a crystal in its heart!

At the end of four minutes, the dragon returns to its lair, the ceiling closes and the lights come on, as if the whole thing never happened and it was all just a dream. Except for the ecstatic applause of local tourists. I half expected the dragon to climb back up and take a bow.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

51 thoughts on “Dragon Of Fortune!

    1. More like something you would choose for your pics of the week? Thank you Anne πŸ™‚

  1. Hi Madhu, this is a spectacular series of shots–the colors are so vivid, and there is such movement in the photos! Beautiful!

  2. So much happens in just 4 minutes. It’s wonderful. Spectacular show. You have captured it so beautifully with these pictures.

  3. It’s a shame he did not come back for a bow… Nicely captured and told Madhu πŸ™‚ I can get used to free shittle service as well… It is always nice to see something new, to step out of our usual ways… some months ago I made a woe to myself to do something I have never done before every day … so far I am not keeping up to that owe, but I was reminded of it just now – this is how I feel when travelling, and living the every day life with all the chores and work it is kind of difficult to come up with something new every day. You keep inspiring me….

    1. That is a wonderful resolution! Will have to find the time to do that first πŸ™‚ But on holiday I go the whole hog! Thanks Paula

    1. Absolutely! It was very impressive, certainly better than sailing on a faux gondola in the Venetian πŸ™‚

  4. Dragon for D, YES! How dramatic, love it!
    Enjoy the rest of the Dragon year, Madhu!

    1. Had forgotten this was the year of, the dragon! This is appropriate then πŸ™‚ Thanks Amy.

  5. Your photos and narration gave me goosebumps…so exciting! Must have been a thrill, even if it was “touristy”. ;o)

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