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Ghost City of Fengdu, Chongqing

(2.9/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Witness the Chinese vision of afterlife at Ghost City of Fengdu, nearly two thousand years old and merging influences and teachings of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Legend has it that two imperial court officials, Yin and Wang--the combination of their names coining the phrase "the king of hell"--came to the mountains to practice Taoism and became immortal. Observe the demonic images depicting life in hell, and walk over a bridge that connects the underworld with this world and separates virtuous from sinners--the latter ones are supposed to fall into the pools below the bridge. Other ghostly attractions include a torturing pass fronted by statues of fierce demons and a palace with a large stone in front of its gate--a good person will manage to stand on it with one foot in the air for three minutes, while a bad person won't. See Ghost City of Fengdu and all Chongqing has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chongqing trip builder.
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  • Not too sure if climbing up all those steps in the pouring rain was worth it. It might be strange for westerners to understand the Chinese view of passing the different stages of "judgement" and Hell....  more »
  • Interesting facility with countless ghosts scenes. Who but wants to inquire about the place on their own, will be bored safely. It should be a knowledgable person, then it is very exciting.
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  • Be advised there are 500 steps. We were the only Occidentals on the tour from a cruise ship that was about 50% each. Our fellow westerners missed a worthwhile exploration. The depiction of hell was ce...  more »