Fengdu, which also called the"City of Ghosts" on the Ming
Hill is far 170 km from the east of Chongqing, on the north bank
of the river with a history of 1,900 years. Why it has been regarded
as the "City of Ghosts"?
It got its reputation as the "Ghost City" in the Eastern
Han Dynasty. Two officials from the imperial court: Wang Fangping
and Yin Changsheng, got bored with the political life in the court
and came to Mt. Minshan outside Fengdu City to practice Taoist teachings.
Both of them later became immortals by carrying out self-cultivation.
This story widely spread and Mt. Minshan became famous. When combined
together, their surnames Yin and Wang, sound very much like "King
of Hell" in Chinese. Hence the people began to call Fengdu
the "Ghost City".
It was the legendary capital of The Ghost King sculptured statue
is 138 meters high and 217 meters wide. The tongue only is 81 meters
long and mouth 70 meters wide. The pictures are carved in to the
mountain for a depth of 26 meters. Visitors can climb the body of
the king to the top of the mountain. Guinness World Records has
listed it as the biggest sculpture carved on a rock.Ghost State
With temples constructed on the Ming Hill by the river bank and
many statues of ghosts and devils molded in the temples, these terrifying
statues describe the after-life where people who disobey ancient
Chinese morals are punished in every horrifying way. By the standard
of Hollywood movies, it should be rated the highest level.
From the ship pier, you can climb the winding cobblestone road or
take a cable car to reach the 288 meter-high hill. Some ships arrange
an early night visit to the ghost city just to catch the terrifying
To Chinese, the social structure in the hell is exactly like that
in this world. In hell, a sprit would go through a whole and complete
bureaucracy to get the final sentence. The pure spirits would be
rewarded and the sinful ones would be severely tortures. Different
tortures would be given to different sins. The Temple built on Mt.
Minshan display instruments of torture and wide demon images, which
vividly depict the Chinese people's imagination of Hell. Landmarks
on the hill bear horrible name - Ghost Torturing Pass, Last-Glance
at Home Tower, nothing-to-be-done Bridge and the River of Blood.
Every Chinese Lunar March 3 to 15, merchants and businessmen gathered
Fengdu city. There were various folk culture activities. The ghost
face is one of specialties. Fengdu ghost city are welcome domestic
and overseas visitors very much.