Trending: Red phoenix over Beijing
Updated: 2014-12-24 11:39
A 'red phoenix' burns in the sky of Beijing on Tuesday. [Photo/Sina Weibo]
'Red phoenix' shines in Beijing sky
An auspicious sign was spotted in Beijing's skies Tuesday. A cloud in the shape of a phoenix was captured by many Beijing residents at sunset. The stunning beauty of the flaming cloud wowed many as the phoenix is a mythological bird in Chinese folklore that reigns over all other birds. In ancient China, the "King of Birds" symbolized the empress when paired with a dragon, which represented the emperor.
But not everybody appreciated the beautiful sight. One netizen said, "It looked to me like a roast chicken!"
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A man bathes in the water against the backdrop of the 'red phoenix' shining in the sky. [Photo/Sina Weibo]