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Ghost City & Baidi City

Located east of Chongqing City on the northern bank of the Yangtze, Ghost City was built as the imaginary world of ghosts. As early as two thousand years ago, it was on historic records. At that time, people believed that when men died, they would enter the nether world and become ghosts for whom survivors set up the imaginary constructions. Many classical works and poems refer to those 'organizations'.

The Ghost City's constructions rest primarily on two mountains, the Ming and the Shuanggui. Stepping through the gate of Ghost City on Ming Mountain, visitors will see Yinyang Bridge through which ghosts return to the real world and Yellow Spring Road through which dead people register with the King of Hell. Heading on, they will find a tower with an inscribed board suggesting 'the Gate of Hell' (Guimenguan). Then a cluster of halls appears, including the Grand Hall, Ghost Torturing Bridge, and Jade Emperor Hall.

Every third-to-fifth day of the third lunar month, people from near and far come for a temple fair, at which are all kinds of wonderful folk activities.

Admission Fee RMB 60 (Excluding 20 for cable car)
Opening Hours 09:10 to 17:00

 Fengjie: Baidi City (White Emperor City)    

Eight kilometers (5 miles) east of Fengjie City, Baidi City is a must for Yangtze cruise travelers. With a long history of about 2,000 years and built on the Baidi Mountain, it now houses over 1,000 pieces of exquisite cultural relics from the Neolithic Age to the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). The east and west stele forests display many well-preserved stone inscriptions.

It is said that in the late Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD), Gongsun Shu, a local official, occupied Sichuan Province and built this city as his garrison. There had been a well that sent off white gas like a flying dragon; thus Gongsun Shu conferred the title of 'White Emperor' on himself and on the city the title of 'White Emperor City'. This was the place where during the Three Kingdoms Period (220 - 280) the king of Shu State Liu Bei resigned his son and regime to the wise court official Zhuge Liang. People worshiped Liu Bei and his loyal generals in this city.

During construction of the Three Gorges Project, White Emperor City reflects on the water surface as a beautiful fairyland.

Admission Fee: CNY 85