China Travel Photo of the Day: Red, red everywhere

Culture | by China Travel
Posted: February 4th, 2011 | Updated: February 2nd, 2011 | Comments
Beijing CNY Gill Penney Another entry to the White Horse Temple and was taken during a trip to Beijing in 2006. Why red? Find out, after the jump... Red is the main color used in Chinese New Year celebrations. As well as symbolizing joy, virtue, truth and sincerity, the mandarin word for “red”--( 紅)  “hong” in Mandarin (Hakka: Fung; Cantonese: Hoong)--also means prosperous making it an all-round lucky color. Got some great some China travel photos? Then enter our Ctrip China Travel Photography Contest for the chance to win fantastic prizes and share your photos with the rest of the world—simply tag your Flickr photos with "ctrippic" or email them to us directly at
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