Sichuan and Chongqing Sights

Fengdu "Ghost City" (Fēngdū)

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's Review

Also known as Guicheng or the "city of devils," this city on the banks of the Yangtze is filled with temples, buildings, and statues depicting demons and devils. During the Tang Dynasty, the names of two local princely families, Yin (meaning "hell") and Wang (meaning "king"), were linked through marriage, making them known as Yinwang, or the "king of hell." Part of the old city has been submerged in the Three Gorges Dam project. You can take a series of staircases or a cable car to the top of the mountain.

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160 km (100 miles) east of Chongqing, , China

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  • Y80

Published 02/08/2016


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