Fengdu Ghost City - Unique Ghost Culture in the World
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Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City

Introduction of Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City is located at the southeastern part of Sichuan Basin area and the upper reach of Yangtze River. Its territory extends from north bank to south bank of Yangtze Rriver. Fengdu Ghost City is 172 kilometers far from Chongqing and 476 kilometers from Yichang, covering an area of 2,910 square kilometers and with the population of 740,000.

Attractions of Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City is built against mountains and faces the river. It was called Bazi Biedu during the Spring and Autumn Period and it was named as Fengdu in East Han Dynasty. It has a long history of 1,900 years. There are many famous attractions such as, Hengha Temple, Hall of Baoen (repay another's kindness), Naihe Bridge, Hall of Jade Emperor, Baizi Hall, Hall of Black and White Impermanence, Main Hall of Ghost City, Pass to Hell, Road to Hell, Wangxiang Tower, Hall of Heaven, Erxian (two celestials) Tower, Hall of City God and Hall of Jiumang (Nine Pythons) and so on. There are also many inscriptions and poems from many famous ancient Chinese poets in Fengdu Ghost City. Fengdu Ghost City is the largest ghost culture scenic spot in China and is also the most magnificent culural relic in southwest of China.

Culture of Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu, the most characteristic and famous county with long history and rich culture, has been famous cultural place since ancient times of China. As all we know, it is world famous for its unique ghost culture. As the place where hell is, there are many legends and stories about ghost and god. One of famous Chinese novels, Pilgrimage to the West also has vivid and detailed description for Fengdu Ghost City.

Features of Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City has long history, unique culture, miraculous legend, graceful scenery, irreplaceable sightseeing value, and rare ghost culture, which show the mysterious oriental charm to both the Chinese and the foreigners. Fengdu Ghost City is “the nether world”, which people made according to their imagination. Human beings used their imagination and the law, similar to that of the earth, to build “the palace of the hell”, “the gate of hell”, “Erebus”, “the bottom of the hell” and other institutions of the hell and earth. The images of the ghost and god at different passes vary and are odd. The instruments of torture are terrifying.

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