Whether you’re traveling for leisure or business, understanding more about your destination can enhance the experience. We’ve put together a collection of our favorite cities and attractions to provide a unique insight into the role Feng Shui played in their history.

 

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HO CHI MINH CITY and the Black Turtle Master Phuong explains the Feng Shui of Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, a metropolis in South Vietnam, has attached its history of development to a plethora of interesting Feng Shui stories concerning Black Turtle Celestial Animals. ccording to feng shui basic rules, an auspicious spot is a location which possesses Four Celestial Animals: Black Turtle at the back, Green Dragon on the left embrace, White Tiger on the right embrace and Red Phoenix in the front. Red Phoenix represents broad Bright Hall, which…

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Guide To The Getty Angel Thompson’s walk through the Getty Museum

The fabulous wealth of J Paul Getty has funded the building of an extraordinary museum to house the Getty collection. Angel Thompson examines its mountain-top site for signs of auspicious Feng Shui hen J Paul Getty bought his first work of art in 1931 for just over a thousand dollars, he cannot have imagined that this was the start of the great Getty art collection. By 1953 he had amassed a sufficiently large collection to…

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Kowloon’s most auspicious temple We travel to Wong Tai Sin Temple

Bustling and bountiful, Hong Kong has many hidden treasures besides the cheap duty free shopping areas. The Wong Tai Sin Temple is one such treasure ccording to the legend, Wong Tai Sin was a shepherd boy living in an isolated part of Chekiang Province called Red Pine Hill. At 15 an immortal found him in the fields and taught him the Taoist art of refining cinnabar to make medicine, which was said to cure any…

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The Palace of Versailles Louis XIV's most famous creation comes under the feng shui microscope

Versailles, one of the grandest and most opulent palaces in Europe, was constructed in the marshy Galie Valley. The site was chosen for many reasons, few of them practical, but for over 150 years the palace drew energy and water from the surrounding landscape , whilst the Sun King, Louis XIV, basked in the glory of his creation f it hadn’t been for Louis XIII’s passion for the hunt and his indifferent relationship with his…

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SINGAPORE the Pearl In The Dragon’s Mouth Tapping into the ch’i of the water dragon from the deep natural harbour...has brought Singapore its wealth

Founded in 1819, Singapore is today one of Asia’s great success stories. Helen Oon looks at the part played by its Feng Shui in its glittering rise hen Sir Stamford Raffles founded Singapore in 1819, he was not deterred by the macabre scene of death and disease that besieged the pirate-infested island. The year itself an auspicious one with the lucky number ‘8’ for prosperity and the emperor’s number ‘9’ for power and wealth. Raffles’…

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Angkor Wat Palace of Power Tom Bender explores the spiritual powers of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer capital Angkor Wat

here is a close interaction between people and places they inhabit. In the same way that a building’s energy may be affected by the ch’i of its inhabitants so too do buildings affect the people who use them. In Cambodia, the Khmers designed architectural wonders using their knowledge of ch’i to produce monuments of power that extended far beyond today’s conventional concepts. Integrating myth and sculpture they created many temples, royal cities and palaces. Even…

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LONDON the flight of the Dragon Helen Oon takes a tour through the 
capital to highlight its hidden feng shui

To study London from the perspective of feng shui you first need to know a little about its long and chequered history with a succession of invaders all seeking to leave their mark such as the Romans, Queen Boudicca, the Vikings and Normans. t has had its fair share of disasters including 16 outbreaks of bubonic plague between 1348 and 1665 followed by the Great Fire. And after rising like a phoenix from the ashes,…

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HONG KONG the nine dragon town Travel Ink - Derel Allan

Undoubtedly one of the factors contributing to the commercial success of hong kong is her feng shui. Hong Kong is a tiny place on the map but she has become a dynamic trade and finance centre. GM Raymond Lo describes it eng shui, which means ‘wind and water’ originates from an ancient Chinese book called ‘Book of Burial’ written by Kuo P’o in around 265AD. This book, describes the features of landscapes which will generate…