is located on the bank of the Changjiang River in
the east of Chongqing.
Fengdu was called Pingdu
in ancient times. It is the so-called "Abode of
Ghosts", "the dead come to Fengdu and the devils go
to hell" according to the superstitious legend.
Since the Tang Dynasty, 48 temples have been built
on Pingdu Mountain, such as the "the Hall of the
Jade Emperor", the "Palace of Hell", "Balcony of
Nostalgia" etc. Though Fengdu is related with
mysterious stories, it has a wonderful and quiet
sight. Atop the Pingdu Mountain (now called Ming
Mountain), which stands on the riverside, one can
get a majestic view. The famous poets Li Bai, Bai
Juyi, Li Shangyin and Su Shi all wrote many poems
about it. Today, the works of the famous painters Wu
Daozi, Tang Bohu and Zhao Zi’ang are still on
display in Fengdu.