Address and phone: Descent to the Neva on Petrovskaya Embankment
The mythological lions brought to the northern capital from China were installed in the early 20th century. Shi-tsza - it's actually not just lions, and half-frogs are the essence-keepers, which were originally made of granite for chapel gene. Chan. According to tradition, in the paw such a creature holds a ball - a symbol of Buddhist knowledge (according to legend, it fulfills desires). Next to the second Shih Tzu, under his paw, is a lion cub. Such sculptures the Chinese installed at the entrance to the cemeteries or temples.