Fengdu Ghost City is one of the must-see attractions along the Yangtze River. 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.
Add: Mingshan Town,Fengdu Copunty,Chongqing City
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:30
Entrance Fee: CNY 100