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Ghost City of Fengdu, Chongqing

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#2 of 20 in Historic Sites in Chongqing
Landmark Religious Site
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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  • We visited this with a guide, we don't usually, but we were becoming very some additional info. Not only about the site in itself, which is very interesting, but also about the big move in response to the three Gorges Dam. Visit pays well! Much history and faith with the typical touch of chinese humor.
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  • It's a neat place to learn a little more about Taoist and Buddhist beliefs. The temple complex is actually a replica of the original, which was sadly razed during the Cultural Revolution. So although ...  more »
  • This was an interesting visit where you learn quite a lot about the ancient Chine culture. We loved all the antidotes and stories about past lifes and believes.  more »

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