Road to the Ghost City (Capital of the Spirits).
Our tour guide.
The literal english translation of FengDu is “Capital of the Spirits”. Taoists believe that when people die they come here. The interesting thing is that it's not an imaginary place, but a real location on earth. Also, FengDu is “not” hell. It's an administration center. When someone dies he/she comes here for their “visa” application and if that person didn't commit any huge crime then he is off to go for reincarnation. Otherwise hell is waiting for you. The left side and middle mountains are new constructions. The right side is the actual historical sites, which is where we went.
Our cruise. The city behind is a new migrated city.
Thanksgiving Temple in the capital of the spirits.
China is a hybrid religion country so you will see Buddas in a Taoist mountain.
They say when the top rock is on top of the bottom rock it's when Yin and Yang are balanced.
This Chinese character is constructed with 4 other Chinese characters. The four are "唯善呈和".
Apparently they sell Thailand T-Shirts in the Capital of the Spirits.
Four chinese characters "生母七十" created this character 壽.
It says “The Gate To Hell” on top. Lucky for us it's closed today.
Don't mess with these guys.
Legends says that although this is a demon, she has a very good heart.
This is the most powerful demon because he/she is the closest to the gate.
The higher the wood from the bottom of the door the higher the power the person inside. This is the King of Hell so naturally the piece is very high here.
The circle on top is a mirror that can tell if a person really is a demon taking a human form.
This is the first time I see a skull neckless on a stone lion.
Old lady on a cellphone.