Mulyono, Grace and Thamrin, Diana (2008) Makna Ragam Hias pada Klenteng Kwan Sing Bio di Tuban. Dimensi Interior, 6 (1). pp. 1-8.
The Chinese culture is rich with symbols and meanings, particuliarly the ones related to living creatures. The Chinese society often draw relationships between the characteristics of animals to the values in life desired by mankind in order to achieve perfection. The temple is one of the places rich in Chinese animal symbolism. In the temple of Kwan Sing Bio Tuban, the application of animal symbolism is exceedingly prominent. The dragon, phoenix, unicorn, horse and other animals symbolize important values in life such as health, longevity, strength, wealth and protection.
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