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Red is the lucky color in China. And it is the only way to fight back Nian, the mythological man-eater beasts living under mountains and seas. From red flags to red wedding dresses, the red color in China paints whatever brings luck and power. Including the rare and very expensive Arowana / dragon fishes, with their red, coin-shaped scales.

Asian arowanas at Harbin Lindian Hot Spring

Asian Arowanas at the aquarium of Harbin Lindian Hot Spring

Ads with students of Harbin University

Ads with students of Harbin University

A touch of luck on the frozen streets of Harbin

A touch of luck on the frozen streets of Harbin

Public reading of the party newspaper, Harbin

Public reading of the party newspaper, Harbin

A bride from Inner Mongolia in front of Harbin Opera House

Bride and groom in front of Harbin Opera House, a wedding reportage shot at -25°C

Civil militia on the frozen Songhua River, Harbin

Civil militia on the frozen Songhua River, Harbin

This post is part of the reportage Detour to China. Click each picture to enlarge.

Posted by lorenzoborghi on January 6, 2018
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  1. 01/17/2018

    Need to check Google Maps for this one. Facinating glimpse into a place far, far away. M 🙂


    • 01/19/2018

      Ehehehe … I needed to do it as well when I got invited there. Thank you for your comment. Yes, it is a place far far away, where nobody spoke English, where no google service was allowed, where several people stopped me on the street to have a selfie with me 😀 I have been an exotic visitor in a remote part of China with pleasure.

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