You Never Know What You’ll Find: Two Massive Dragons in Changhua County, Taiwan [A Photo Essay]

One of the Dragons,  Taiwan
One of the Dragons, Taiwan

Last Sunday, my husband and I left home for a day of sightseeing and adventure. We really had no destination in mind. We just wanted to get out and enjoy the day. The weather was warm and the day was rather beautiful.

Little did we know, when we took the road less traveled, that we would stumble upon two massive dragons in the middle of nowhere (however, I am not really sure if ‘the middle of nowhere’ it even possible in Taiwan). But, we did. And I am very happy that we did.

The two dragon statues and the park surrounding them was recently built and completed (according to the sign, it was finished late last year if I remember correctly). It is located in Shoushui, just minutes from the Changhua exit of the #1 freeway.

The place was virtually deserted and quite understandably so – it is not like you would think that a small road like the one we took would ever lead you to anything special. However, we stopped and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the place. And of course, we took a lot of photos. Here is a collection of some of my favorites.

Two Massive Dragons
Two Massive Dragons
Dragon from Behind - Love this pic for some reason!
Dragon from Behind – Love this pic for some reason!
Close-up of one of the Dragons
Close-up of one of the Dragons
Another picture of the Dragon
Another picture of the Dragon
Another photo of the Dragon Statues
Another photo of the Dragon Statues
Close-up of the Dragons in Taiwan
Close-up of the Dragons in Taiwan
From the side - Dragons in Taiwan
From the side – Dragons in Taiwan
ooking forward - Dragon in Taiwan
ooking forward – Dragon in Taiwan
The leg and the head of the Dragon
The leg and the head of the Dragon
I guess I should have gotten my husband to take this one as he is taller. (Dragon Display in Taiwan)
I guess I should have gotten my husband to take this one as he is taller. (Dragon Display in Taiwan)
The two Dragons and the Tail
The two Dragons and the Tail

Have you ever stumbled onto something so massive or cool like this? Please leave me a message in the comment box below.

And thanks to all who read and left such nice comments on the post where I shared the first excerpt from my book. I really appreciate it!

~~UPDATE~~

My husband and I took the smaller roads but here is a map as well as directions following the major roads if you would like to visit this place:

~ Get off the #1 freeway at the Changhua intersection.

~ Continue on Chang Lu Rd. [142] and continue until you reach the 7-11, located between the 6.5 to 7 kilometer mark, and turn right.

~ Continue on Min Zuo St. until you reach the river (well, water – it is not hard to miss because it is about 10 meters wide) and turn left.

~ Continue on for about 500 meters.  The dragons are located on the left.

[If you are taking public transportation, the best option is to take the bus and get off on Chang Lu Rd. around the 7-11.  It is about a 2 kilometer walk from there.]

map to the big dragons
map to the big dragons
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31 thoughts on “You Never Know What You’ll Find: Two Massive Dragons in Changhua County, Taiwan [A Photo Essay]

  1. From what you say, it seems that they built the dragons, and then not bother to promote it to potential visitors. That’s rather odd. Good for you though, at least you get to sample all the dragon glory before the crowds arrive! 😀

  2. This is great – must have been such a cool find to stumble upon these dragons! I once found a tiny little library inside a red phone box in London on a really regular & un-touristy street in London – it totally made my day!

      1. It is worth it, if it still exists. The woman who owned the pig had a dream that if she preserved the pig after it died that it would bring good luck. She created the temple and the preserved pig is hung up where people can touch it. If you do so, it brings you good luck.

  3. Once in Indonesia (just outside Malang) I came across a garden filled with statues of dinosaurs in life-size. This was up in the mountains famous for its fruit and vegetables. I was not expecting a brontosaurus 🙂

  4. awesome dragon! 🙂 we did see a huge and impressive one in Taipei several years ago for the Chinese NY, in front of the biggest department store…
    * * *
    my very best, tons of inspiration and have a great afternoon! cheers, Mélanie

  5. These dragons are so awesome and your photos, too! Yes, I stumble upon uniqueness and fun things all the times and I never tire of it. The world is full of so many interesting things and glad you and I both have our eyes open exploring them. 😉

  6. Very cool! That’s one of our favorite parts about road trips, the unexpected surprises! We happened upon the artichoke capital of the world when we were roadtripping through California. It was totally random but we enjoyed some fried artichoke and artichoke cake 🙂 – Valerie

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