Yangtze River Cruise Photos: Beautiful Gorge Scenery in Summer (2)

This summer, from June 25 to 28, 2013, I took the 4 days and 3 nights Yangtze River cruise Victoria Anna from Chongqing to Yichang. It was a enjoyable and perfect trip for me.

June 26, 2013, Wednesday, Cloudy~Rainy~Cloudy

I slept late last night. This morning at 05:50, I got up without hesitation. I just could not figure out why I was so excited. Attracted by the outside Yangtze morning view? Want to join the Tachi activities onboard? Or excited aboout this morning excursion to Fengdu Ghost City? Maybe all these could be the reasons. And most importantly, I was close to Yangtze, I could even touch its water. I should say, when you get close to nature, you are always attracted by it for human being and nature come from the One.

Our First Stop: Fengdu Ghost City

Today, after breakfast around 08:00, the local guide would take us to the Ghost City in Fengdu. The stairs in Fengdu is a lot! We climbed, climbed and climbed till to the top. A little bit tired that day. But I like the ghost & culture there.

The Stair to Fengdu The  Gate of Ghost City The Gate of Ghost City The First Ghost We have met named “Baiwu Chang”.

The First Ghost Met in FengduThe Entrance – the Ghsot Hall

The Entrance of Ghost CityThe Entrance of Ghost CityThen, we climb the stairs again…

Climb the Stairs againThe two sculptured fierce-looking gods usually guard a temple gate or painted on doors.

Ha Ghost

Heng Ghost What were they looking for? What are you looking for?

Ghost Hall The Gate of Hell
The Gate of Hell The Ghost Standing in front of the Gate of HellThe Ghost standing in front of the Gate of HellThe Road to Hell

The Road to Hell Last-Glance at Home Tower

This ghostly structure was built in 1985 and commemorates the site where spirits consigned to hell could take one last look at their families.

Last Glance at Home TowerTianzi Palace

Having over three hundred years’ history the palace covers an area of nearly 2,908 square yards. It is composed of a temple gate (paifang) and the palace itself.

The gate is an archway made of wood and stone rising to height of nearly 33 feet. The palace is the nerve center of the Ghost City and is the oldest and largest temple on Ming Mountain.

Tianzi Palace King of Hell in Fengdu Ghost City

King of Hell in Fengdu The Ghosts are punishing the guilty persons.

The Ghosts in Fengdu

More about What to See & What to Experience on Yangtze River:

Yangtze History & Culture
Three Gorges Dam Site – the biggest dam in the world
Three Gorges – big draw on Yangtze River
Fengdu Ghost City – culture shock for Western travelers?
Shibaozhai Pagoda – gem of Chinese architecture
Shennong Stream – a collection of local culture
Yangtze Cruise Shore Exsursion Sites – overall & completed

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