The Pool at Wynn Macau
Photos and commentary from Wynn Macau's chocolate lagoon
Ka Da Turtle Fountains
The terrace by the entrance to Okada features a small fountain display with four turtles shooting water out of their mouths.
In Chinese culture, the turtle symbolizes longevity and is also believed to have magic that unites the heavens and the earth. Wynn Macau, heaven on earth? Possibly. Additionally, the Chinese believe that turtles have a symbiotic relationship with the dragon, both are considered equals. The dragon cannot be damaged by the turtle due to its low stature, in turn the dragon is unable to crush the turtle due to its shell.
The ornate carvings on these statuettes look quite a bit more like dragons than turtles. They also have very similar artistic style as the lion outside the front door (Stevzi!) of Wynn Macau and Wynn Las Vegas.
The Okada restaurant was scheduled to open with the Red 8 casino expansion the week following my trip, therefore the adjoining Okada pool terrace was closed. The whole area had a "do not enter" sign which, of course, I ignored. It would take quite a bit more than clearly posted placards to keep me from taking pics of the turtles.
I'd do anything for Macau trippers, including getting booted from the hotel for trespassing!