In the Palace Museum, there are large copper VATS in front of the palace hall and in the courtyard. These copper vats are cast copper sculptures in the sculpture process. They have a wide belly, a large capacity and exquisite decoration. The two ears are decorated with bronze rings with animal faces. It is said that these copper VATS were originally used for fire prevention. Because the main building material of the Palace Museum is wood, it is easy to cause fire Fill the copper vat at the door with water in case of emergency. However, the practical significance of these large bronze VATS is not only limited to fire fighting, but also the exhibits of the palace hall. These auspicious Bronze Cylinder sculptures are mostly made of high-quality bronze. The gilded bronze VATS have the highest grade and show the most luxury and nobility. Some palaces and long streets are decorated with small copper or iron vats.
Chinese people love Feng Shui. No matter what they do, they have to have something to do with it. The so-called "storing wind and gathering Qi, getting water is the most important thing". Therefore, in many Chinese families, when natural conditions can not meet the needs of mountains and rivers, they will place some water tanks, fish tanks and other sufficient quantities. But when it comes to the places where there are lots of water tanks, it's the Forbidden City of the "family of the world". In the Imperial Palace, which pays attention to the solemnity of hierarchy, there are so many water tanks arranged from the former dynasty to the back palace. Is it also for the purpose of regulating geomantic omen in the palace?