An Intriguing Question: Why Do Some Some Skyscrapers In Hong Kong And China Have Huge Holes?


If you spend more than 10 minutes in Hong Kong, you realize space is a precious commodity. The streets are crowded, the roads are crowded, the markets are crowded. A cursory glance across the skyline draws attention to gaping holes carved through the center of many buildings. Why would a city allow such a glaring waste of space when every square inch of real estate is precious?

The answer? Well, let's find out together!

There are some huge holes in some skyscrapers in Hong Kong and China.

These holes are called the "dragon holes."

According to the belief, these gates are thought to be passages that allow dragons to fly from the mountains into the water.

Where does this idea come from? Completely from feng shui!

Feng shui, translated as “wind and water” stems from the ancient art of geomancy, or connecting to the energy of the earth.

Most feng shui practitioners combine approaches when examining the design and placement of buildings or objects to ensure they are created in an auspicious and harmonious way.

The source of the term is believed to be the poem "Winds are wild / Sun is warm / Water is clear / Trees are lush."

Thus, it is tried to ensure spiritual energy in the environment and people around the objects with harmony. It is believed that obstructing the flow of energy will bring bad luck.

The dragons, believed to bring bad luck in European culture and believed to be bad characters in myths, are, on the contrary, symbols of goodness and wisdom in China.

For this reason, some Hong Kong and Chinese-based companies are now receiving feng shui consultancy to earn more money.

The Bank of China, one of the five major state banks of the People's Republic of China, is having bad days and it is thought that the bank is not following the feng shui philosophy enough.

We'll let you decide.

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