The Guarding Lion Statue in Hok Tek Bio Temple

One of the characteristics of temple that you find in a Chinatown is a guarding lion statue. it’s called Imperial Guardian Lion or guarding lion and can be found in front of temples, government offices, palaces, or other important buildings, or rich people houses.

In the Chinese culture, the figure is believed to have a mystic protective power.

The picture showed the one in front of Hok Tek Bio Temple, in Bogor. The oldest temple that was built in the city located 60 kilometer from Jakarta, the Capital of Indonesia.

(Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, February 2018)