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Chongqing Baidi City

North bank of Yangtze River, Qutang Gap Mouth, Fengjie County 404600, China
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Great views - great history

368 steps to get there. Before the 3 Gorges Dam, it used to be 1000 steps. Now the water has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tanja S
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Nice

It's nice to visit, but make sure the weather is nice. Go in November or during the summer. Don't... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Greg Y
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Stony Brook
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North bank of Yangtze River, Qutang Gap Mouth, Fengjie County 404600, China
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"white emperor city"
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"sedan chair"
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"poets"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

368 steps to get there. Before the 3 Gorges Dam, it used to be 1000 steps. Now the water has risen. But don't feel daunted. It's an easy hike, with plenty of story telling stops in between. And one can even be carried up in...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

It's nice to visit, but make sure the weather is nice. Go in November or during the summer. Don't go out of your way.

Thank Greg Y
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is a fun place to visit but be prepared to walk up a lot of steps. It is well worth the visit and the steps!

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Baidi City was actually originally a small town and is I believe more commonly known as White Emperor City which dates from the Western Han dynasty, approximately 2000 years ago, when a rebel general set himself as the king of Shu and called himself the...More

3  Thank MartinBaxter58
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This place is also called The white emperor city. You can find a picture of it on the 10 Yuan paper note. You have to walk past a very smelly fish market. There is a very interesting story about this place. There are many statues...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

actually now the city we call is only a temple built on a hill.the city was already destroyed hundreds of years ago,but still with heavy dense of history.it can be dated back to 25 AC.left so many historical sites,the most famous ones among them are...More

Thank Msaruca
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Baidicheng was an onshore visit during our Yangzi River cruise. It is also call White Emperor City in most travel brochures.After climbing to the peak, a long pedestrian bridge connects us to the enclave of gardens , temples and visitor center.The scenic Qutang Gorge is...More

1  Thank ManfreddNg
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Baidicheng or "White Emperor City" is an ancient temple complex located atop a hill overlooking Qutang Gorge. It is 8 kilometres downstream from the ancient town of Fengjie (existed for at least 2300 years). The significance of this place as a strategic defence area during...More

1  Thank PlanetOz
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

While in Chongqing China take a Tour of the Peoples Hall and see all the Statues and artifacts and visit the shop to buy and bring something home for a lasting memory. Also take time out to visit the Pandas in the Zoo we saw...More

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

It takes some time to climb to this place but it is worth of it. It is almost all the time in the light fog (reminding Amazonia, as my son mentioned) and so do not rely on making of nice scenery photos. But the place...More

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