Hakka people, historically speaking, are faithful believers of fungshui, assumably owing to their migration activities dating back to as far as the Qin dynasty (221-207 B.C.). Starting afresh in a place they had never set foot in was no easy task. The ancestors of the Hakkas eagerly looked for protection.
While some may regard fungshui as mere superstition, the Hakkas designed their village with a thorough understanding of the physical environment in a hope to maximise their wellbeing. This traditional wisdom, which has contributed to the peaceful co-existence of the ethnic group and the environment through generations, is very much similar to concepts highlighted in contemporary academic disciplines such as environmental psychology.
The story of Fungshui Woods aptly illustrates how nature and man interact in a peaceful yet meaningful manner. If you yearn for more, then Lai Chi Wo is the best place to go – not only can you experience one of the most well-preserved Woods in town, but also other Hakka traditions from the Chinachem Lai Chi Wo Story Room.