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  Fengdu Ghost City

 

China

Fengdu Ghost City (fig.) represents You Dou, the capital of Diyu, the Underworld or Hell, i.e. the realm of the dead. It is located on Ming Mountain on the north bank of the Yangtze River (fig.). At the entrance is a statue of Bai Wu Chang (fig.).

 

Pilgrims to the city can here assess themselves how they do on the three tests that the dead must pass  before being allowed passage to the next life.

 

  Fengdu Ghost City

 

  Fengdu Ghost City

 

The Home-seeing Terrace is the a tower from which the dead are allowed to take a last look at their hometowns and say goodbye to their beloved ones before entering the afterlife.

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