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Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City

Brief Introduction of Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City, situated on the northern bank of Yangtze River, is called "Home of The Chinese Divine Comedy". It is an artistic treasury of local tradition and culture which is blended with Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Ghost City resembles the justice system of human society to build a strict nether world with the functions of arrestment, detainment, interrogation, judgement and education.

The entire area of Ghost City is covered with green trees and exquisite buildings. You can often hear drums and bells of temples and enjoy the delicate beauty of the mountains. Poems were written about it by a lot of famous poets.

Tradition - Local Activities

"The Temple Fair of Ghost City" is held on the third of March of Lunar year. The performances of the fair, including The Wedding Ceremony of the King of Hell, The Inspection Visit of Chenghuang (the city god), The Marriage of Zhongkui's Sister and Ghost City Dance, are interesting and marvelous.

Scenic Spots of Fengdu Ghost City

There are a lot of scenic spots in Ghost City. And they are mainly divided into three parts, Mingshan Mountain, Shuangguishan Mountain and the Ghost King Stone Carvings.

Mingshan Mountain

The scenic spots of Mingshan Mountain include as below,

The Main Gate of Ghost City Gate House of Ghost City Nether World Hengha Temple Shanxiao Pavilion
Hall of Baoen (repay another's kindness) Hall of Yaowang (King of Herbs) Hall of the God of Wealth Naihe (Styx) Bridge Hall of Liaoyang
Xingchen (Stars) Pavilion Chengxian Ti (Steps to Heaven) Hall of Jade Emperor Mengpo Teahouse Hall of Baizi
Hall of Black and White Impermanence Punishment Ghosts Pass to Hell Huangquan Road (Road to Hell) Wangxiang Tower
Hall of the son of Heaven 18 Levels of Hell Ten Kings of Hell Erxian (two celestials) Tower Hall of Zhongkui
Dixian (Land Immortal) Temple Wuyun (Five Clouds) Tower Yansheng (longevity) Hall    

Shuanggui Mountain

The scenic spots of it include as below,

Yinyang (the two opposing principles in nature) Bridge Welcome Gate Yizong (Traces) Gate Shuanggui Gate Hell Monumental Gateway and Hell Tower
Hell Street Temple of the God of Wealth Temple of City God Celebration of Temple of City God Way of Gods
the Palace of Ghost World Luming Temple Fengdu Confucius Temple Su's Temple Magu Cave
Enlai Pavilion Huguo Pavilion Helong Tower Liangyuan (Happy Love) Pavilion  

The Ghost King Stone Carvings

It is awarded The Largest Cliff Carving and Scuplture in the world by the headquarter of Shanghai Guinness World Record. This giant sculpture is 138 meters high and 217 meters wide. Its mouth is 20 meters wide and its tongue is 81 meters long. Therefore, it is called "The Largest Ghost in the World". (Detail)

Delicious Food of Fengdu Ghost City

The delicious food of Fengdu, the same as other counties of Chongqing, is famous for hot and spicy flavor and also with the flavors of fresh, salty and sweet. It varies a lot in types. The most famous food include:

  • Hot and Spicy Chicken
  • Fengdu Chaoshou (Mini-dumpling)
  • Chicken Foot Soaked in Pickle Capsicum Water
  • Feicui (Green Jade) Bean Jelly
  • Fengdu Mustard Tuber

Shopping in Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu is not only famous for the Palace of Ghost World and Nether Land, but also for the rich natural resources and characteristic souvenirs. The souvenirs include Gourd Ladle Painting, Leaf Painting, Handicrafts made of Corn Skin, Xianjia Fermented Soybean Curd and Sanyuan Red Fleshed Pomelo. So, visitors can buy their favorite souvenirs or local special products for their family members or friends. (Detail)

Traffic of Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City is 172 kilometers to Chongqing and 476 kilometers to Yichang, Hubei Province. It is the first famous tourist attraction of the Yangtze tour from Chongqing. The main methods of the traffic of Fengdu Ghost City are expressway and ship.

Accommodations in Fengdu Ghost City

The conditions of accommodations in Ghost City are good. There are hotels with different classes for visitors to choose. (Detail)