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Article FS11/jan1

Prof. Dr. Ong Hean-Tatt. 23rd January 2011

GUI Management Centre's research has a breakthrough in unlocking age-old secrets of Tian Yu Jing, Heaven Jade Classic, written by Tang Feng Shui grandmaster Yang Yun Sung in AD 990. The research into Tian Yu Jing is part of a massive project translating the ancient Mandarin texts of Feng Shui and astrology into English and evaluations of their meanings. This research examines the historical contexts and scientific geography and astronomy. To understand the potent secrets of real Xuan Kong Feng Shui like in Tian Yu Jing , one must understand [1] the Form Luan Tou Feng Shui based on texts like Han Lung Jing and [2] the corrected Zi Wei Dou Shu astrology.

Yang Yun Sung
His writings are about high level kingship, not the ordinary Feng Shui practised today.

Seeking Solutions

Through the recent political turmoil in Thailand, there had been discreet usage of Feng Shui measures to help resolve the problems. The Thailand government readjusted Feng Shui of Government House, the seat of the prime minister, to enhance luck, prosperity and peacefulness. Six potted plants of one species were placed on lawn in front of Thai Ku Fah Building. The plants are believed to ward off bad luck. The bright colours of the plants yellow and green enhance luck and prosperity and create unity, as well as encourage honesty and boosting charisma.

Feng Shui of Government House was adjusted once before, to deal with past problems. A "Happy Buddha" was placed on the rooftop above prime minister's office, and round marbles decorated several spots of Thai Ku Fah building, to fend off bad luck and enhance good luck and prosperity.

All these previous Feng Shui did not seem to work. It may be useful to have a good look at the Feng Shui of the ancient dynasties of Thailand, as this may indicate solutions which can help Thailand.

Brief History of Royal Dynasties of Thailand

The ancestral home of the Thai people was in south China. Originally, Indian kingdoms such as Mon, Khmer and Malay kingdoms ruled the Southeast Asia region.

The Thai drove out the native Wa people and founded Chiang Saen city around 800 AD. Around 1000 AD, Chiang Saen was destroyed by an earthquake with all the inhabitants killed. A local Wa man, Lavachakkaraj, was elected king of the new city of Chiang Saen or Ngoenyang. The Sukhothai dynasty ruled for about 550 years.

In 1365, Sukhothai declined and was subject to Ayutthaya in lower Chao Phraya area. The over 417 years Ayutthaya kingdom was frequently plagued by internal fighting.

In 1767, Ayutthaya was destroyed by Burmese armies. General Taksin reunited the Thai from his new capital of Thonburi and declared himself king in 1769. Taksin became mad, was taken prisoner, and executed in 1782, after a reign of 13 years. General Chakri succeeded in 1782 as Rama I, first king of the Chakri dynasty, and founded the new capital city at Bangkok, across Chao Praya river from Thonburi. The Chakri dynasty is now about 230 years old.


It is critical for the site to have a South frontage. All Feng Shui teaching facings away from South are nonsense!

It is also important how wide is the "Water Mouth" or "Qi Mouth" which is always at the South frontage.

Feng Shui Features of Capitals of Dynasties

An important Luan Tuo Feng Shui feature applied by ancient masters to determine auspiciousness of ancient capitals is the Four Animals formation of the Red Phoenix - Green Dragon - White Tiger - Black Warrior, vis:

  • Also having high mountain that is Xuan Wu, the Xuan Wu dropping (crouching) place is the four animals' gathering place. The gathering place is the place Lung gather star, where four animals do not visit is emptiness. On the Kung Mang Lung place do not go to find hsueh, even though having hsueh also easy to die and extinguish. Han Lung Jing 53-55

Ancient Feng Shui texts regularly emphasising the Four Animals formation also stress the spaciousness and large width of the Ming Tang area within which the capital or palace should be located:

  • Big as city and town of the king's state, small as district and area of the lords and dukes. Secondly, in suburbs, and small towns, there are the rich and famous staying in them. Han Lung Jing 8-9

  • Mountain is big the water is small, need the Tang (hall) condition as wide and flat; water is big mountain is small, the noble ancestors are high and thick (aplenty). Xue Xin Fu 208

  • Those tight arches, fortune cannot come in short time, those wide flat, fortune sure is deep. Xue Xin Fu 211

Let us examine how wide is each major capital or palace of each dynasty and then compare this width with the duration of the dynasty.


Durations of Dynasties

The conventional durations of the dynasties are noted as below.

  • Chiang Saen. AD 800-1351. 551 years.
    Chiang Saen the ancient capital faced the river and thus had a southeast facing. This was auspicious. The auspiciousness was boosted by a hill embrace to the rear and north-west of the city.

  • Ayutthaya. AD 1351-1767. 417 years.
    Ayutthaya is along Chao Praya river, north of Bangkok (less than an hour from Bangkok). As Ayutthaya lies in the lower floodplains of the Chao Phraya River, no hills are in its vicinity. The foreign settlements were on the southern banks. This indicates that the main facing of Ayutthaya was south, which is an auspicious facing.

    The city was embraced by 2 rivers, indicating its very location have some form of hill backing to the rear (north). The original Ayutthaya palace was where the current Wat Phra Si Pnapet is. The Ayutthaya palace was temporarily moved to Lop Buri (1666-1688), which is flanked by mountains to the north

    Lakes to Northwest of Ayutthaya indicates low hillocks at Northwest. The rivers are not as meandering as those around Bangkok. Its terrain is not as flat as Bangkok and has a slight slope from North to South. In fact, about 30 km to the east are highlands.


Wat Aroun. 1 = Pra Prang Temple 2= Ubisot Ritual Hall with throne 3 = Rabiang Kot gallery aropund throne hall 4 = Wihara hall
  • Lanna Chiang Mai. AD 1296 1560. 264 years.
    The ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom was established at base of Su Thep mountain by Ping river (left top Figure). Wiang Kum Kam the origina capital was abandoned. The original legend said that the city was inundated by Ping River which flows south towards the city. Wiang Kum Kam, old capital, built on east bank of Ping river. Entrance northwest inauspicious.

    By 1296, Mengrai ordered the foundations for a new city laid at a pristine spot on the fertile western banks of Ping river and base of the towering Suthep mountain (Doi Suthep). Mengrai named his new city Nopburi Si Nakorn Ping Chiang Mai. Wat Chiang Man (below, right) used to be the residence of King Mengrai. King Mengrai was killed in a lightning strike in 1317 at Chiang Mai. During a thunderstorm he was hit by lightning in the market in the center of the city.

    Later ancient capital established at base of Su Thep mountain on west bank of Ping river. Wat Chiang Man was built in 1297 at the site of the camp King Mangrai used when supervising building of Chiang Mai. It was the first temple to be built in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai has an entrance via Ping river at northeast corner of Chiang Mai inauspicious.

  • Thonburi. AD 1768-1782. 14 years.
    The short ill-fated reign of King Taksin

    Sin (Treasure) was born in Ayutthaya His father Hai-Hong, who worked as a tax-collector, was a Teochew Chinese immigrant from Chinghai District and his mother Lady Nok-lang was Thai. At 7 he started education in a Buddhist monastery. After 7 years of education his father sent him to serve as a royal page. When he and his friend Tong-Duang were Buddhist novices they met a Chinese fortune-teller who told them that they had lucky lines in their palms and would both become kings. Tong-Duang was later Rama I, successor of King Taksin.

    King Taksin, 48, was executed on April 6, 1782 after a 15-year reign. His remains were buried at Wat Bang Yireua Tai. In 1785, King Rama I had the remains disinterred and cremated at the same temple.

    Thonburi (left bottom Figure), capital of the ill-fated King Taksin, had a facing to the Northeast which is inauspicious. It also lies on the outer side of the river curve.


Bangkok's Grand Palace

  • Chakri. from AD 1785 (226 years to 2011)

    The Chakri dynasty started from AD 1785 to present. The current monarch King Bhumibol is the 9th king. The monarchs occupied the Grand Palace, until King Bhumibol who moved the royal residence to Citralada Palace.

Frontage of Major Capitals or Palaces of Dynasties

The width compared to its length (within brackets) of the capital or palace area of each dynasty can be listed as below:

  • Chiang Sean (4.5/2 = 2.25) and Ayutthaya (6/3 = 2) have good Feng Shui qualities:
    South facing
    Mountains or hills to north
    Land between 2 rivers, with collection area in South frontage

    Chiang Mai (4.5/4.5 = 1) had bad Feng Shui qualities:
    Entrance at NE
    No mountain backing
    Ping river actually flowing pass

    Bangkok (7.5/11.5 (Grand Palace) = 0.65) has these bad Feng Shui qualities:
    Entrances of almost all major government buildings at N or NE or NW
    No mountain backing
    Depression area, therefore waterlogged
    Chao Praya river actually flowing pass

    Thonburi (3/9 = 0.33) has an inauspicious NE facing, with no mountain backing.

Northern entrances of Chiang Mai, Thonburi and Bangkok for defence against Burmese attacks from North. Chiang Saen and Chiang Mai are located in the highland areas. Bangkok is located on the flood plain far from hills. Ayutthaya is also located on the flood plain, but on higher grounds than Bangkok. There are hills behind Ayutthaya and 30 km to the east.


The correlation between the width of the capital or palace to the duration of the dynasty is practically perfect. Luan Tuo Feng Shui does determine kingship!

Feng Shui can be scientifically statistically proven!

Analysis and Conclusion

When the ratio of the width to length is plotted against the duration of the dynasty, the graph in the left Figure is produced. The graph shows that there is an amazing strong tendency for the dynasty to last longer when its major capital or palace has a wider frontage. In fact, almost all the differences in the durations of the dynasties can be accounted for by the frontage.

  • That is what ancient texts like Xue Xin Fu are saying, that the wider the frontage is the better the Feng Shui!

    Besides showing a statistically demonstrable relationship, this article also represents a harmony between the historical testimony and what the ancient texts really say. That is how we should understand Feng Shui and astrology!

When the ancient Korean geomancers shifted the Korean capital to Seoul, a critical criterion they sought was the spaciousness of the Ming Tang area. The secrets of the Ming Tang in fostering kingship were so powerful that the Chinese emperors would forbid others from having a Ming Tang and performing the highly secretive Ming Tang ceremonies.

The graph indicates that the Chakri dynasty (now 226 years) may not last as long as the Chiang Mai Lanna dynasty (264 years). Is there any remedy for the Chakri dynasty to prolong its duration? Yes, the lessons of the previous dynasties can be learnt from. Contact us for more answers!

The dominant influence of the frontage of the Ming Tang indicates how powerful is the Luan Tuo Feng Shui in affecting Destiny, especially that of a high level. It is also a kind of Feng Shui capable of affecting kingship, something far beyond the mundane things many current Feng Shui purported to do. You want to be a king? You have to master a Luan Tuo Feng Shui quite different from what it is today!


Quest for Kingship
Modern Feng Shui and astrology have lost the secrets of kingship.

Loss of Kingship Secrets

The author has realised that there is a serious need for a comprehensive course to present again the original true Xuan Kong Feng Shui. Tian Yu Jing not only expounds Xuan Kong Feng Shui but has pertinent hints about kingship.

However, practitioners will find it hard to understand Tian Yu Jing , unless they understand [1] the Form Luan Tou Feng Shui based on texts like Han Lung Jing and [2] the corrected Zi Wei Dou Shu astrology.

  • Current Zi Wei Dou Shu suffers from a number of falsifications made by the emperor. These need to be cleaned up.

    • A thief entered the imperial library,
      The emperor commanded a forgery.

    Datings in current Chinese astrology and Feng Shui are also in error, as they have not corrected for the precession of the equinoxes and for deviations from actual planetary movements. Our courses present proper date corrections.

    • The Chinese mission arrived one day too early to wish happy birthday to the Mongolian emperor. But, the Mongolian emperor found that his birthday was on the wrong date. He had his astronomers-astrologers executed.


Down the ages, the talented and valiant seek to become kings. But who can open the seals to the scrolls of kingship?

Insights into the Kingship Secrets

Our special course on Xuan Kong Feng Shui can be taught only to those who have undertaken our advance courses on [1] Form Luan Tou Feng Shui and 2] the corrected Zi Wei Dou Shu astrology.

  • One famous Taiwan Mao Shan master took pity on his many students who could not hope to penetrate the innermost secrets. So, he taught these enough to earn a living by conducting funeral services or roadside fortune telling.

    "People are fortunate if they can handle silver, but only a few will possess gold."

Come and join us and learn in our courses. Be more than the current masters. Learn kingship Feng Shui and astrology far superior than any you may have known. Stop learning ordinary Feng Shui and astrology and learn the correct high level original imperial forms!

Look up related articles, which contain hints and riddles about the Fantastic Lost Kingship Secrets of Feng Shui and Astrology:
Part 1: There is a Kingship Component. Ong, H.T. January 2010.
Part 2: Imperial Meng Xiang for Recognising Face of an Emperor. Ong, H.T. January 2010.

Part 3: Kingship Riddle of Ziang Ziya, God of Fishermen. Ong, H.T. January 2010.
Part 4: Unveiling Kingship Secrets of Tian Yu Jing, Heaven Jade Classic. Ong, H.T. January 2010.
Part 5. Kingship Luan Tuo Feng Shui of Thailand. Ong, H.T. January 2011.

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Han Lung Jing, Arousing Dragon Classic
Xue Xin Fu, Snow Heart
Green Satchels
Zhang Shu, Book of Burial
Yi Lung Jing, Doubtful Dragon Classic

  • Tian Yu Jing, Heaven Jade Classic, with Du Tian Bao Zhou Jing - only by special enquiry to those who have taken our Luan Tou Feng Shui and Zi Wei Dou Shu astrology courses.

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