Fengdu Ghost Town

Fengdu Ghost Town
  • Cultural Attractions
  • Natural Landscape
Fengdu Ghost Town

According to legend, Fengdu got its name of Ghost city during the Eastern Han Dynasty when two imperial officials, Yin Changsheng and Wang Fangping, came to Ming Mountain to practice Taoism and in the process became immortals. The combination of their names, Yinwang, means "King of Hell" and that was the beginning of the site's focus on the underworld. Many of the temples and shrines show paintings and sculptures of people being tortured for their sins.

Tianzi Palace, said to be the office of Yama, King of Hell, is the largest, oldest and best preserved of the temples. The giant face of the “Yama” on the hillside, holds the Guinness World Records for the biggest sculpture carved on rock. Fengdu is 168km from Chongqing.

Fengdu Ghost Town Chongqing
Chonqing Fengdu Ghost Town
Pirce & Time
Ming Mountain ¥80/Adult, Stone Carvings ¥25/Adult

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