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When traveling the Three Gorges of Yangtze River with the start from Chongqing, the first scenic spot you encounter will be Fengdu – the Ghost City between county of Zhong and Peling. The town lies at the bottom of Ming Mountain and located by the river. There is a legend that says Ming Mountain, where the temples are located, is one of 72 graveyards for Taoism. The temples located on the mountain were built during the Western Jin period and rebuilt during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Fengdu, a pearl along the Yangtze River, is a famous and distinctive historic and cultural city since the ancient time. It is now renowned at home and abroad as the best travel place where one can learn all about Chinese ghost culture.

Most visitors travel here will be shocked by its name "Ghost City" and wonder if there's any lengend or history behind. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, two officials from the imperial court: Wang Fangping and Yin Changsheng, got bored with the political career in court and came to Ming Mountain outside Fengdu City to practice Taoist teachings. By years of self-cultivation, both of them became immortals finally. Later in the Tang Dynasty people combined their surnames Yin and Wang together, which sound very much like "King of Hell" in Chinese. Hence the name "Ghost City” for Fengdu were widely spread even till now.

Nowadays, Fengdu Ghost City has emerged as an integral piece of scenery for those who travel along the Yangtze River by cruises. Visitors can enjoy both the natural scenery and historic relics during their unforgettable travel there. the town throngs with many travellers who come to visit temples and shrines dedicated to the gods of the underworld. Contact us if you want to travel to Fengdu Ghost City. We will provide the professional advice, customized itinerary and excellent travel service. Or you can consult directly through the guide information below:
Open hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission fee: RMB 80
Contact Telephone: 023-70613323

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Name:Ghost City of Fengdu Reply

Why is it called Ghost City of Fengdu? Is there anything about ghosts of the city?

Name:Re: Ghost City of Fengdu

Ghost City of Fengdu is the first spot downstream of Yangtze Cruise. According to legends, the city is where all the spirites gathered into peace. Ghost City of Fengdu is very fun to visit, you will find the culture there is a combination of Confucius, Buddhist and Taoest.