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  Four Holy Animals

 

Vietnam

A wall at the Marble Mountains in Da Nang (fig.) depicting the Four Holy Animals, i.e. four different animals deemed auspicious and worshipped in Vietnam, and each representing a cardinal direction, namely the dragon for the East (top right), the kilen for the West (bottom left), the turtle for the North (bottom right), and the phoenix for the South (top left).