We made a one-day road trip to Fengdu, about a one hour train ride form Chongqing.
Located on the Ming Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, Fengdu County is known to most Chinese as the ‘Ghost City’. Having nearly two thousand years’ history, the Ghost City combines the cultures of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism with the mystique of ghosts.
Visitors coming here will marvel at the artisanship of ancient craftsman, the unique styles of architecture and the culture of the ghost. Whatever your beliefs, you are constantly reminded the “Good will be rewarded with good, and evil with evil.” We were lucky enough to arrive during the annual Temple Fair, featuring all kinds of folk activities and performances, including a performance at the train station where we were swamped afterwards by all the performers wanting to get their photo taken with us – yeah, they don’t see too many foreigners in these parts! BTW – this continued for the entire day….