Ghost City of Fengdu, Chongqing

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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. Put Ghost City of Fengdu on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Chongqing trip planner.
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  • Visited here as part of our 5 day Yangtze River Cruise. Lots of steps so would be quite uncomfortable during summer. It was warm enough when we went in October. It was packed with locals as we were th...  more »
  • Three canyon on the Long River three canyon this seems to be a must-stop point, to here can do is all the way uphill to the top of the temple, a side to listen to the story.
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  • Fengdu dates back over 1000 years and is full of images, statues, figurines , etc all representing residents of the spirit (after life) world. The walk up to the top level is rather strenuous.  more »

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