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How feng shui shaped Hong Kong's skyline I VOX

Discussion in 'Geography' started by AndrewvanZyl, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Hong Kong’s famous skyline is known for its colorful lights and modern buildings, but a closer look reveals some unique designs inspired by feng shui. Like the gaping holes in the middle of buildings to let dragons fly through or cannon-like structures installed to deflect bad “qi” (pronounced chi). The main belief in feng shui is that destiny is bound to the environment, so good fortune and harmony can be invited in and bad energy can be warded off by arranging objects and buildings around us. It's an ancient Chinese practice that has come to define Hong Kong's skyline.

     

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