Fengdu - China
Fengdu is situated on the northern bank of theYangstze River about 106 miles (170Km) downstream from Chongqing between Zhongxian and Fuling, the city was depicted as the 'City of Ghosts' in two ancient, classic Chinese works - "Monkey King" and "Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio". The origin of the town's extraordinary reputation can be traced back to the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.) when two officials, Yin and Wang, became Taoist recluses here and eventually Immortals. Later in the Tang Dynasty, their names were combined to mean "King of the Underworld". Thereafter, Mt. Mingshan gained its reputation as the 'City of Ghosts' where the king lived. Today, the town throngs with many tourists who come to visit temples and shrines dedicated to the gods of the underworld. Landmarks here bear horrific names - Last Glance at Home Tower, Nothing-to-be-done Bridge, and Ghost Torturing Pass - the three trials for ghosts who wanted to enter the nether world. It is a sort of Alton Towers, combining Eastern philosophy with bizarre amusement rides. The following 12 cruises call at Fengdu. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.