The Three Gorges on the Yangtze River - Fengdu
Located on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, the Town of Fengdu is 107 miles from Chongqing and 296 miles from Yichang. It is usually the first shore excursion stop while on a Yangtze Cruise if one chooses the down stream cruise.Having a history of nearly 2,000 years, Fengdu has been well known for its unique culture of ghosts and the afterlife. The Ghost City on Ming Mountain has become a popular attraction spot for the Yangtze River Cruises. It is the best place where one can learn all about Chinese ghost culture. In addition, the "damned king stone" inscription is the largest rock-side stone carving statue in the world. Part of the territory of Fengdu is now submerged in the river due to the Three Gorges Dam Project. The new county of Fengdu has been constructed on the southern bank of the Yangtze River which faces the old county across the river.