Feng Shui Tour - Yangshuo West Street
As I mentioned in the article "Feng Shui of Guilin City", highway G321 and Li River bring along fortunate Qi to Yangshuo city. The city center of Yangshuo is very small and was built alongside West Street, location of the dragon cave. The street is 517 meters (1,696 feet) long and 8 meters (26 feet) wide, meandering in an 'S' along its length.
From the south side entrance of West Street (the sitting position), you can see the energy coming from distant hills, as illustrated in the figure below (marked with 1-3). Just on the right hand side of West Street, there is a small hill (we call it the White Tiger Hill in Feng Shui terms, indicated by the large green circle in the first map) which captures both the energy from the distant hills and the Li River. Standing at the location where the picture was taken, you can feel a strong Qi coming from the left and top (the entrance of West Street here is in fact a low-lying area, a slope of around 20 degrees down from the mainroad).
The greater West Street area is surrounded by water and hills, the White Tiger on the right is slightly higher (visually) than other hills on the left (The Azure Dragon), which forms a perfect feng shui structure.
The Street has a facing direction of 38 degrees (sitting Kun facing Gen, the line from 1-2 in the top figure). In Period 8 (2004-2023), this direction forms a "Parents of 3 Trigrams", where each of the flying star palace has either star combination of 1-4-7, 2-5-8 or 3-6-9. This indicates extreme good fortune and fame.
Usually in a feng shui survey, we want to see higher land in the Sitting area, and water (lower land) to the facing direction. However, in a "Parents of 3 Trigrams" situation, we want to see the reverse. As I mentioned above, the low-lying entrance at the Sitting area of West Street perfectly fits this purpose. In the evening, you can see thousands of people flowing into the street from there.
This is a good example of using macroscopic feng shui to analyze the feng shui of a city.
Can you see how big the crowd is? If not, take a look again: (picture taken from the sitting area looking down the entrance of West Street)