Fengdu County

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Fengdu County
丰都县
County
Location of Fengdu County in Chongqing
Location of Fengdu County in Chongqing
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Chongqing
Area
 • Total 2,896 km2 (1,118 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 649,200
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Fengdu County
Simplified Chinese 丰都县
Traditional Chinese 豐都縣
Postal Map Fengtu County
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 酆都县
Traditional Chinese 酆都縣

Fengdu County (Chinese: 丰都县; pinyin: Fēngdū Xiàn; originally Chinese: 酆都县; pinyin: Fēngdū Xiàn)[1] is a county located in Chongqing Municipality, People's Republic of China.

Fengdu[edit]

The Fengdu Ghost City is a tourist attraction modelled after Diyu, the concept of hell in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. It was built over 1,800 years ago. The ghost city will become an island once the Three Gorges Dam project is completed. Specifically, part of the Fengdu Ghost City will be submerged, but scenery above the "Door of Hell" will remain.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chongqing Investment Bureau (中国重庆招商) (in Simplified Chinese) Accessed 2010-10-20

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Coordinates: 29°53′46″N 107°44′02″E / 29.8961°N 107.734°E / 29.8961; 107.734