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Destinations of Yangtze Cruise Ⅲ

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In Yangtze River history, Yangtze Cruise cruises on Yangtze River in different seasons. With the magnificent scenery spots along Yangtze River, more and more people from home and abroad to experience the Yangtze Cruise from Chongqing.

Yangtze Cruise from Chongqing – Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City situated in the north bank of Yangtze River of Fengdu County of Chongqing Municipality. Fengdu Ghost City is a tourist attraction featured along a Yangtze Cruise.

A plethora of demon-decorated temples, buildings and statues in this river town earned it the moniker "Ghost City" – the carved facades are truly fascinating.

Fengdu Ghost City received its reputation as the "Ghost City" in the Eastern Han Dynasty. Two officials from the imperial court-Wang Fang Ping and Ying Chang Sheng were bored with political life in the court and came to Mt. Mingshan Hill outside Fengdu Ghost City to practice Taoist teachings. Both of them later became immortals by carrying out self-cultivation. The temples built on Mt. Mingshan Hill display punishing instruments and wild demon images, which vividly depict the Chinese people's imagination of Hell.

Yangtze Cruise from Chongqing – Chongqing Municipality

A picturesque mountain city that clings to steep cliffs located at the confluence or the Jialing River and Yangtze River. A trading capital for centuries, Chongqing Municipality was formally established in 1997 by China's central government as the nation's fourth directly-administered municipality.

Chongqing Municipality now administers a sprawling area of 82.365 square kilometers that includes 27 countries and cities, 16 districts, and a total population of nearly 29 million people, making it the largest such municipality in China. The city serves as an important economic center and vital communication and transportation hub in southwest China.

The city originally dates back over 3,000 years and it is known fell to the expanding Qin state in 316 B.C. In more recent times, Chongqing Municipality served as China's war-time capital and headquarters of Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government during the war of resistance against Japan (World War Ⅱ).

During the war, the island over which the Yangtze River Bridge is now built served as an airstrip for "The Flying Tigers"! After the war, Chiang Kai-Shek and Chairman Mao (Mao Zedong) participated in the famous "Chongqing Talks", which sought unsuccessfully to negotiate a political reconciliation between the Nationalists and the Communists.