China
Guicheng

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day9

    Jade Emperor Temple

    April 1 in China ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    A rather kitschy representation of the Buddha and an actual little town built up around this area which reminds me of Gatlinburg or something. Would have preferred what they originally had on the itinerary. A bit more info on Fengdu and how it survived the rising flood waters caused by the Three Gorges Dam can be found here. Actually the city had to be relocated to the other side of the river. http://discovery.cathaypacific.com/a-chinese-ghost-town-resurrected/Read more

  • Day10

    Fengdu on our own

    April 2, 2018 in China ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    It is not encouraged to leave the ship on your own. I fact you have to sign a waiver that says you will not obey the docking safety rules by leaving the ship on your own. We were told we would have to wait an hour past the time of the paid excursion departure. When we arrived to receive our boarding passes, the story changed to 1.5 hours because the tour was delayed.

    As it turned out that tour returned to the ship after 7 pm, the time the Captain’s dinner was supposed to begin.

    There seem to be many itinerant workers or perhaps immigrants from the provinces who sleep in dormitory-like rooms where the cots are lined up one after the other. They have built a tourist centre and a new ‘ancient village’ that are to be populated by various types of shops. Some are already with the Usual souvenirs and noodle shops. Would be interested in trying the soup they serve but don’t want to chance it. Lots of rules posted in various locations. Doesn’t seem to stop the littering.

    The food photo is from the final dinner onboard. Mystery meat at its finest.
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  • Day9

    Fengdu on our own

    April 2, 2018 in China ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Went ashore on our own but what a process to get off the boat. Had to sign a waiver (see picture) that states “since I’m not willing to follow dock safety rules of no disembarkation by ourselves.....”. Interesting street food which I would love to have tried but don’t want to take any chances to spoil my vacation.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Guicheng, 鬼城

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