GGII MUST WATCH - Fengdu Ghost City

GGII MUST WATCH – Fengdu Ghost City

Tired of seeing the same places on every travel list? Here’s what to visit instead: Fengdu Ghost City.

Fengdu Ghost City is located on the Ming mountain in Fengdu Country, Chongqing Municipality. It’s about 170 kilometers far from Chongqing city on the north bank of the Yangtze River. It is called “ghost city” for two main reasons. First of all, the Ghost City now is underwater due to the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Secondly, according to a Chinese legend, Fengdu is where the devil lives. So, if you’re searching for a mysterious and breathtaking place to visit, Fengdu Ghost City is a perfect choice. 

First of all, what attracts hundreds of tourists, it’s its landscape. This place is a large complex of shrines, temples and monasteries and local people says that this city is the home of Tianzi, the King of Dead. Even if this city is now underwater, what remains “not underwater” are the several temples, buildings, dioramas and statues in the large artificial lake behind the dam. After the building of the dam and the rising of the water level of the Yangtze river, this place became separated from Fengdu City, which was built again higher up the mountainside on the south side of the Yangtze river. 

In Fengdu Ghost City, you can visit several interesting sites and constructions, among them the most important are the Bridge of Troubled Water, the Gate of Hell and the Tianzi Palace, which is the largest and oldest building of the ghostly city. 

This magic city is a “must-go” place. So, don’t hesitate, take a cruise trip in Yangtze River and enjoy this beautiful landscape, you won’t regret it.

Marika Perna

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