Why do Hong Kong skyscrapers have dragon holes?

| John Anderson | Religion

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Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese mystical concept that aims to achieve harmony with nature. According to Feng Shui, blocking a dragon’s path brings misfortune. It’s believed that bad Feng Shui buildings are to be blamed for surrounding companies going out of business.

The holes’ purpose is, “Naturally”, to allow dragons to fly from the mountains to the water each day. 

Bonus fact 1: Today, Feng Shui is recognized in the West mainly as a set of methods for arranging and designing the home and it is quite common, although, as far as I know, western architects tend to ignore dragons’ needs… go figure. 

Bonus fact 2: According to Chinese Taoist belief, Qi (pronounced chi) is a vital force that is a part of any living entity. “Feng Shui” means “wind and water”. It originates from the Chinese burial book that says: “The qi is dispersed in the wind and collected on the borders of waterways.”

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