Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - City of Ghosts





I took these photos of the City of Ghosts four years ago, when travelling through China. Fengdu is now a lonely group of temples on Mingshan (Ming Mountain) on the north bank of the Yangtze River. The complex represents the Taoist vision of hell and was once a place where Chinese people came to pray for a happy afterlife for their deceased relatives. However, most of the city has been submerged as part of the Three Gorges Dam project, and the temples are now frequented almost entirely by tourists cruising the Yangzte River. At the top of the mountain is the Palace of Heaven which, according to Chinese legend, is home to the devil and the souls of the dead. Hence Fengdu's popular name, the City of Ghosts.

44 comments

  1. Great pictures,I would love to go there :)

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  2. Beautiful photo! I'd love to visit china someday!

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  3. Beautiful photos!  I would love to see it myself.

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  4. The Not So Desperate Chef WifeWednesday, January 04, 2012 2:09:00 pm

    Hey!  Found you through the Wordless Wednesday and am a New Follower!  Loved reading through your blog.
    Stop by my blog and follow back :)
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    Thanks and happy new year!
    Krista

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  5. Great pictures!  I hope to someday travel to Asia!

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  6. Very cool!  Thanks for the linky

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  7. love the pictures! lucky you!
    Thanks for the link.  I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

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  8. Great pics!! I'd love to see that in person someday. Just linked up Hardly a Housewife.

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  9. Gorgeous! What a lovely place, I'm so envious you got to see it all in person!

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  10. Oh wow these are gorgeous!  I'd love to go to China someday.  

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  11. Looks like an intriguing place to visit!  Love all the shots! :)

    Random 80mph Shots of Beauty

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    http://www.sjb-myphotopage.com

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  13. Wow that is so beautiful! Would love to visit China one day!
    Happy new year!
    Verena

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  14. Very cool. Seeing photos like this make me want to travel more.

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  15. Thanks for linking up with me and for following me on Network Blogs. I'm now following you too and put your button on my blog roll.

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  16. Ah, I love to travel, and photos provide such great memories of our travels too!

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  17. Thank you Verena - it's certainly an amazing place to visit!

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  18. Thanks Terri! It's a huge country with incredibly diverse scenery & people - all fascinating!

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  19. Hello and welcome - and many thanks for dropping by - I'm now following you too, & look forward to chatting next week!

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  20. Hi Christy, thanks for linking up - love your blog!

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  21. Yes, I'm so lucky to have been there - my husband had a tummy bug that day so I nearly completely missed it all but in the end decided to leave him in bed while I explored on my own!

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  22. Hi there Krista! Found you and am following you back - happy WW!!

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  23. Hope you get there one day Cari! I've travelled quite widely in the region but haven't even scratched the surface as there's so much to see!

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  24. Hope you get there - it's a fascinating country for sure!

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  25. Thanks! I've been twice and am going again later this year!

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  26. Thank you very much! It was an amazing place to visit, and involved taking a cable car quite and then quite a steep climb up to the top of the mountain!

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  27. What a gorgeous place, shame it's only enjoyed by tourists.

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  28. These are STUNNING! Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures!

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  29. What a neat experience that must have been!

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  30. What beautiful architecture.

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  31. I agree! Trouble is, since the Chinese flooded the Yangtze river as part of the Three Dams Project, the only way to get there is by boat .... Thanks for dropping by :)

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  32. Yes, it was! Thank you so much for dropping by!

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  33. Its great to see such unique places! I haven't gotten to travel around China nearly enough, just a few days in the Beijjing area. Making me want to go back! 

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  34. Hope you make it back someday, Janice! Thanks for dropping by :)

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