Even though the Emperors of China have ‘the whole world in their hands’, they live in a bedroom of only 10m2, the real reason behind will make many people roll their eyes.
The Forbidden City was once known as one of the monumental and monumental works with a construction area of 150,000 m2.
It has been estimated that the number of rooms of the Forbidden City is up to 8,886 rooms in 980 architectures, in which, the East-West dimension is 753m long and the North-South direction is 961m.
This is also considered the residence of the Emperors of the Ming – Qing dynasties and the fact that the bedroom of the person who “holds the whole country” in his hand is only 10m2 sounds ridiculous!
The Emperor’s bedroom from a feng shui perspective
One of the things that makes many people find it difficult to understand is that the Emperor is the one who “calls the rain to call the wind”, holding “the whole world in his hand” with a palace of more than thousands of square meters, countless with new beauty. Women but accept sleeping in a bedroom less than 10m2.
In ancient Chinese feng shui, there was a notion that a bedroom that was too large was a ‘great taboo’.
According to the old saying ‘A big bedroom but few people is a big bedroom’.
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According to this concept, bedrooms that are too large will suck up the human spirit and the people in the room themselves will also have to use a lot of energy to be able to fill that empty space.
Therefore, the bigger the room, the more negative effects on the body.
The weight of human consumption, the natural physical body will also be weakened, reducing the ability to guess and making many mistakes.
Also from this point of view, too large a bedroom will also make it difficult to have children.
According to experts at the time, each bedroom should only have an area of 15-20m2.
Because when sleeping in rooms with a larger area, couples will have to spend more energy to be able to fill the empty space in the room.
Because of this, it will cause the physical deterioration of the couple and have a significant impact on fertility. Although there have not been any scientific studies to prove this, the undying belief in folk experiences has also partly dominated the trends and concepts of the ancients.
The real reason from a researcher’s perspective
Conducting in-depth research into the life of the Palace, feng shui experts realized that the Beijing area belongs to a humid continental climate and is influenced by the monsoon.
Therefore, in the summer it will be hot and humid, in the winter it will be cold and dry. In spring, the area will experience sandstorms from the Mongolian steppe.
At the time when the Chinese Emperors existed, there were still no modern devices to limit the influence of the weather, so the king’s bedroom designs were always guaranteed to resist cold and sandstorms.
Therefore, the bedrooms are always surrounded by brick walls and the courtyard area is also surrounded by walls.
The roof and walls are both very thick, which not only helps to retain heat in winter but also limits the influence of the sun’s heat in summer.
The design of the small bedroom at this time not only ensures summer and winter, but also harmonizes feng shui elements to help the King have the best health.
Another thing you may not know is that ‘long floor’ sounds formal but is actually not much wider than a commoner’s bed.
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