Badong County

Badong County

The ancient town of Badong lies on the southern bank of the Yangtze River and to the east of the Daba Mountains. Located at the strategic point of communications between Chongqing and Hubei Province, it is the collecting and distributing center of goods from…

Chongqing Arhat Temple

Chongqing Arhat Temple

The Arhat Temple in Chongqing is famous for and takes its name from 700 life-size and vivid arhat statues in the temple, formerly know as Zhiping Temple as first built in the North Song Dynasty. It was changed to the current name when the…

Ancient Plank Road

Ancient Plank Road

“Travelling into Sichuan is difficult, even harder than climbing to the blue sky.” A poem by Li Po from Tang Dynasty 1,200 years ago described the difficulty of communications on the river. In ancient times, all transportation in the Three Gorges region was almost…

Meng Liang Ladder & Monk Hung Upside Down

Meng Liang Ladder & Monk Hung Upside Down

Meng Liang Ladder is at the entrance to Qutang Gorge, also on the southern bank of the river and to the east of the Whitewashed Wall. It is a Z-shaped series of holes chiseled into the rock face, each hole measuring 33 cm deep,…

Whitewashed Wall

Whitewashed Wall

The Whitewashed Wall (Chalk Wall) is to be found at Kuimen (Kui Gate) on the cliff face of the White Salt Mountain on the southern bank of the river. It is so named because the cliff face looks whitish and it was once whitewashed…

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