Ghost City of Fengdu, Chongqing
Categories: Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Feels like a cheap money grab theme park that was built just as a tourist trap. Hardly a single real relic there, most things are either replicas or straight up plastic or styrofoam models. Some moder... read more »
We made this trip during the Yangtze River cruise. A car transferred us to the mountain to start our trip . It is a fantastic trip but it needs a good health because it is long way with many stairs. B... read more »
Kathy and Amir K
Another temple visit with a difference! Rather strange as it was dedicated to the dead and afterlife. I found it quite morbid in places. Very colourful with the usual statues, etc. Quite a climb up al... read more »
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