Chongqing Baidi City

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Chongqing Baidi City
4.5
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hulagirlSurrey
Staines, UK814 contributions
White Emperor City
Oct 2019
Baidicheng or White Emperor City is an ancient temple complex located at the entrance to the Three Gorges on a hill overlooking Qutang Gorge. Beautiful buildings and lots to see. Many steps to get up there. Lovely views.
Written December 6, 2019
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Dr Stephen
Ashbourne, UK2,583 contributions
White Emperor City - avoid guide Betty
Oct 2018 • Couples
My wife and I visited White Emperor City off a Yangtze River cruise. The island city is famous for the Three Kingdoms Period of Chinese history, Emperor Liu Bei and his adviser Zhu Geliang. We learned this from a guide book as our tour guide Betty was terrible - weak on story and always rushing us around.

You’ll see an original hanging coffin here and two smaller burial caskets. There are also great views of “The Dragon Gate” - the entrance to the Qutang Gorge (as featured on the 10 Yuan note).

Overall, well worth a visit. But avoid Betty...
Written October 27, 2018
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Marek M
Czestochowa, Poland167 contributions
Focused on history
Aug 2018 • Family
For feeling this magnificent place is nessesery to know something about chinese history. This is a place full of tradition, histories, stories, cultural tradition... City of poets, heroes, etc... Coming down from the hill you wiil meet wonderful view at the first gate of Yangtze - breathtaking.
Written September 7, 2018
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geraldine t
London, UK155 contributions
Lots of cool things to see
Oct 2017 • Couples
We visited late in the afternoon, thankfully it was cooling down because I was not prepared for all the stairs! Certainly worth it though, lots to see, I loved all the statues and artefacts, so much to see I’m grateful we went at the time we did as there were very few people left so we could get close and take everything in.
We had a nice tour guide who gave us a full history of the place and allowed us enough time to explore. Be sure to pop in and see some of the hanging coffins they saved from the flooding caused by the three gorges dam.
When we left we were the last group off the island and it was getting dark, it had been a pleasant experience to not be surrounded by hordes of peoples for once.
Written July 5, 2018
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Judi L
Denver, CO692 contributions
White Emperor City - Baidicheng
May 2018 • Couples
The White Emperor City overlooks the western end of the Qutang George and dates back over 1800 years. It has long been the refuge for aspiring kings and poets. It is most famous for the story of the Three Kingdoms period Emperor Liu Bee and his advisor Zhu Geliang. Be sure to take a tour. We were met by our guide, who was very knowledgable in the history and facts of this city. Be advised that there are 368 stairs from the bottom to the top of the hill and may be difficult for people with compromised mobility. The location is beautiful and full of wonderful photo opportunities. Well worth the visit.
Written June 4, 2018
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silverbrook
London, Canada4,881 contributions
Beautiful views, interesting history...lots of stairs
Apr 2018 • Friends
We took the White Emperor City excursion from our cruise ship to this site. We were met at our ship by a local guide who led us on our tour and shared some history and other interesting facts with us during the tour. There is a lot of interesting information on the area at this site as well as an amazing photo-op - the scene that is located on the back of the 10 Yuan bill. Definitely wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for lots of steps - alternatively you can pay to have people carry you up and/or down the steps in a sedan. There is also an area that has information on the hanging coffins that are found in the area.
Written May 19, 2018
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Tanja S
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia1,371 contributions
Great views - great history
Mar 2018
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 a sedan chair, for Yuan 100 per person. It's a short bus ride from the pier. Views are stunning. I loved the stories. Making China and it's people come alive. Enjoy! NB: Somehow I cannot attach photos. A pity.

Written March 27, 2018
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Greg
San Jose, CA31 contributions
Nice
Dec 2017 • Friends
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.
Written December 8, 2017
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postrawb
Lee's Summit, MO827 contributions
Also known as the White Emperor
Jun 2017 • Couples
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!
Written June 11, 2017
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Martin B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,999 contributions
Baidi Temple, otherwise known as White Emperor City.
Mar 2017 • Couples
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 White Emperor, hence the name White Emperor City. The city / temple has been repaired many times since.

Originally built on the top of a hill it is now on an island due to the flooding which resulted from the building of the Three Gorges Dam. Entrance to the sight is by a long ornate wooden bridge, following which is a 346 step climb to the city / temple itself. The temple consists of many buildings, gardens and ornate water features. Many of the buildings have ornate replica statues which help to explain the history behind the White Emperor and Temple / City itself.

Also present are some historically important stone slabs with Chinese writing / poems, a particularly famous one is made from bamboo leaves. Also present is a room with some of the original cliff coffins found in the area, and also some details as to there significance.

We visited the site whilst on a 5 day / 4 night upstream Yangtze river cruise, the cruise ship berthed on the right hand shore of the river and after walking through a small area selling souvenirs and fresh fish we took a short 5 min bus to the bridge at the entrance of the site. Although this off boat tour was organised by the cruise ship it was an additional 290 yuan per person to visit.

Finally, from the top of the hill / temple are magnificent views of the Yangtze river looking upstream. However, the downstream view is simply stunning as you are looking directly at the Kui Gate which marks the entrance of the Yangtze river as it flows into the Qutang Gorge (the most westerly of the Yangtze Three Gorge Area). This view is depicted on the back of a 10 yuan note. An another hill to the left of the Kui gate is an old fortress guarding the strategic importance of the Kui Gate and the entrance to the Qutang Gorge, you can still see the canons which guarded the entrance from the Japanese during WWII.

A must see attraction whilst cruising the Yangtze River.

Tip: although the 346 step climb up the hill makes this attraction definitely not wheelchair accessible there is the option to use a litter (Chinese sedan chair carried by two porters), cost of which I heard was an expensive 100 yuan (negotiable).
Written March 30, 2017
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