Villagers in Chongqing’s Qijiang district normally wake up to the sight of white cliffs and green grass—but they can now expect to see a somewhat less unfamiliar shade on the hills.
Local media reported that a villager in the town of Ganshui in the district felt the white cliffs were affecting his home’s feng shui, and hired painters to cover a 2,000 square metre section of the cliffs in green paint.
Feng shui is a traditional Chinese philosophy which dictates that an individual’s surroundings influences one’s luck. It is often used to determine the design and orientation of buildings, as well as interior design.
Local authorities are said to be investigating any possible environmental damage the paint may have on the cliffs.