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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  • September 29, 2017
    visited Fengdu ghost city with a cruise on the Yangtze-only flaw you have to climb many steps but worth it!
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  • September 21, 2017
    I took a cruise from Nanjing xiaguan port boat, up the Yangtze, wanzhou district, wearing none, soon arrived at Fengdu County. Fengdu ghost mountain, King stone, came to the front. When the older generation "ghost go half" hearsay, adding to the mystery of color. Car battery directly to the demon gate square, there are hum HA shrine, the bridge, the Jade Emperor Temple, ecstasy-restaurant, Ling Xu GE, etc. Impressive is the bridge and 18 levels of hell. Liu sanjie sings "the bridge for three years", so this is the bridge. Hell's punishment of ixion's bad, scary, I think, a man always kindest to do good.
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  • August 3, 2017
    This was probably my least favourite of the different excursions we did along the Yangtze. Visiting temples isn't my thing whilst it was interesting to learn a little about some of the traditional Chi...  more »

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