藏龙卧虎cáng lóng wò hǔ There are people lurking with great power and strength 龙飞凤舞lóng fēi fèng wǔ Flamboyant. Lively and vigorous 龙争虎斗lóng zhēng hǔ dòu Struggle between two equal leaders 强龙难压地头蛇qiáng lóng nán yā dì tóu shé Knowledge of local area and people gives them a distinct advantage even against a strong enemy 一龙生九种,种种不同yī lóng shēng jiǔ zhǒng, zhǒng zhǒng bù tóng Brothers and sisters may not resemble each other
For many centuries and dynasties the burial grounds of Emperors, their family and entourage was given the highest importance. Although many tombs have been looted over time the grand avenue leading to the tombs has usually remained. Pairs of huge stone animals and officials line the route to the tombs. The Spirit or Sacred Way can be a mile or more in length with over fifty stone statues along it. The life-like carvings are intended to intimidate any who ventured along them, and even the Emperor was only allowed to progress towards them on foot, not on horseback. Read More
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