Hong Kong: A Glimpse of Old China


Hong Kong, often referred to as "The Gateway to China," is the home of some of ancient China's oldest practices. Traditional culture might be difficult to find in the mainland. But Hong Kong is a place where tradition and the modern world coincide.

  1. 1 Feng Shui

    Did you know that feng shui literally means "wind" and "water"? 

    Hong Kongers believe that following feng shui's invisible force brings fortune and prosperity. The secret to harnessing this force? Order. From the arrangement of furniture to the architecture of buildings, Hong Kongers are obsessed with feng shui. Even tiny deviations from good feng shui practices could bring misfortune. 

    You can even see feng shui in full force over the Hong Kong city skyline. The buildings flow as if guided by wind and water. Sharp edges that can block luck are quickly fixed or countered with rounder shapes. Check out the HSBC building, Hopewell, Jardine House or Repulse Bay. The buildings really do glide!

    HSBC BuildingHopewell

    Jardine House

    Repulse Bay

    In 2005,  Disney Hong Kong even shifted its front gate by 12 degrees to better align with feng shui principles. The park also consulted with feng shui masters to ensure that its flow will bring greater prosperity to the park.

    Entrance to Hong Kong Disney Land

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