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Mountain Emei Tour,Travel Guide

Mountain Emei Tour|Travel Guide|ItineraryMountain Emei, seven kilometers southwest of Emeishan City, 160 kilometers southwest of Chengdu, is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. The mountain stretches more than 200 kilometers from south to north. Its main peak, Golden Summit, is 3,079 meters above sea level.
Its charming scenery has won it the name of “Mt. Emeishan, the Greatest Beauty under Heaven.”
The splendid Mt. Emeishan was created by the Himalayan mountain-building movement and the later uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It contains geological features of all the periods following the Cambrian period. The special geological feature is the precondition of the growth of various species and beautiful sceneries..Mountain Emei Tour|Travel Guide|Itinerary
Mount Emei Tour

Chinese Name: 峨眉山
Address: Mountain in Emeishan City, China(185 KM from chengdu)
Opening Time:8:00-18:00
Recommended Visiting Time:2 DAYS
Elevation: 10,167′
Prominence:: 3,507′
Number of Temple: >30
Tickets: ¥ 185 (ON SEASON)
What To See

Foot:BaoGuo Monastery,FuHu Temple
Middle:QingYin Pavilion,WanNian Temple….
Golden Summit:Golden Statue of Puxian
Golden Summit:Magnificent Sunrise Clouds Sea.
Golden Summit: Clouds Sea
Golden Summit:Buddha Rays
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Mount Emei Main Attractions

BaoGuo Temple---mount emei tour

BaoGuo Temple at the foot of Mount Emei

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FuHu Temple--mount emei tour

FuHu Temple at the foot of Mount Emei

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QingYinGe at the middle of Mount Emei

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WanNian Temple--mount emei tour

WanNian Temple at the middle of Mount Emei

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Golden Summit--mount emei tour

Golden Summit at the top of Mount Emei

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Monkey Zone Wild life in Mount Emei

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How To Get To Mount Emei

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chengdu car rental

By Charter car
185km from chengdu city,to chartter car is better choice
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by bus chengdu mount emei

By Bus
185km from chengdu city,starting from XinNanMen Bus Station,Ticket:50 RMB/per
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by metro mount emei tour

By Highspeed train
1.5 hour from chengdu rail station,then transfer by taxi or bus… More Info

Mount Emei Tour Packages

Mount Emei tour package|travel Itinarary

2 Days Mount Emei In-depth Tour

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MT Emei is more easier than before,as high speed rail open,2days to discover the highlight of Mount Emei.

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1Day LeShan Giant Buddha+Mount Emei Tour

2Day LeShan Giant Buddha+Mount Emei Parnoramic Tour package

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2-Day LeShan Giant Buddha+Mount Emei Parnoramic tour plus hot spring&temple stay

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2 Days LeShan Giant Buddha+Mount Emei Tour package

2 Days ChengDu Panda+LeShan Giant Buddha+Mount Emei Tour package

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All inclusive 2-Day Panda+Buddha+MT Emei Tour plus temple stay experience

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2Days Leshan Giant Buddha+Mt.Emei Panoramic plus Temple Stay

2Days Leshan Giant Buddha+Mt.Emei Tour

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2Days Leshan Giant Buddha+Mt.Emei Panoramic.

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History of Mount Emei

The slopes of Emei Shan have been inhabited since as early as 10,000 years ago. It was originally a Taoist retreat, but became a sacred Buddhist mountain by the 3rd century AD.

Pugong, a medicinal plant farmer, built the Puguang Hall on the Golden Summit in the 1st century AD. In the 3rd century, the Puxian form of Buddhism (which centers on devotion to the Bodhisattva Puxian, or Samantabhadra) became dominant on Emei and the Chinese monk Huichi built the Puxian Temple (now the Wannian Temple) at the foot of the Guanxinpo Terrace.

In the mid-9th century, the Song Emperor Zhao Kuangyin sent a Buddhist mission headed by Master Jiye to India. On his return he was authorized to build temples on Mount Emei, where he preached and translated the

Indian Buddhist texts. He was also authorized to cast a Puxian bronze statue, 62 tonnes in weight and 7.85 m high, now in the Wannian Temple.

Ever since, Mount Emei has been one of the most holy places of Buddhism. Extensive rebuilding during the Ming dynasty finally converted most of Emei’s Taoist temples to Buddhism.

The natural beauty and sacred significance of Emei Shan has been drawing pilgrims and tourists for 2,000 years. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1996.

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Mount Emei Travel Guide

  • Emei Shan literally means “Delicate Eyebrow Mountain” — it derives its name from two peaks which face each other and look like the delicate eyebrows of a Chinese classic beauty.
  • Emei Shan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring many temples, natural wonders, and breathtaking scenery. The slopes incorporate several different climates and much wildlife, especially birds and trees. Some of the trees are more than 1,000 years old.
  • There are also monkeys, who are accustomed to tourists and assertive; they aren’t dangerous but will beg for food and grab bags as hikers walk along the trails. Many hikers carry walking sticks to shoo them away.
  • There are over 30 Buddhist temples on Emei Shan, 10 of which are large and very old. They are considered masterpieces of creative ingenuity in the way they adapt to the natural environment and beauty of the holy mountain.
  • At the mountain base is Baoguo Monastery, built in the 16th century. The monastery has serene gardens with rare plants, a library of sutras and a huge porcelain Buddha. In the stone staircase of the rear hall are figures of the Eight Immortals, betraying the temple’s Taoist origins.
  • Further up the mountain lies the Crouching Tiger Monastery (Fuhu Si), Emei’s largest temple. Once associated with the Taoist martial arts master Zhang Sanfeng, today it is a Guanyin nunnery. Notable features include the 16th-century, 7m-high bronze Huayan Pagoda, which is engraved with 4700 Buddha images.
  • The Qingyin Pavilion, built against the mountainside at the foot of the Niuxin Ridge, is an ensemble of pavilions, towers, and platforms, the earliest dating from the early 6th century. Its location and the streams that run through it have earned it the name “The Mountain Garden.”
  • A few hours’ walk or a cable car ride leads to the Golden Summit(Jinding), at 3077m. There are two temples here (the friendly Woyun Nunnery and the large Huazang Si) and thousands of padlocks inscribed with couples’ names to symbolize eternal love.
  • Huazang Si on Jinding was founded as early as the 1st century as the Puguang Hall, later becoming the Guangxiang Temple and receiving its present royal name in 1614. It was extensively rebuilt and refurbished in the 1970s, but every effort was made to preserve its original appearance.
  • Jinding is the best place to experience the Four Wonders of Mt. Emei: the Buddha’s Halo (rainbow-like rings that surround and move with your shadow), the Sea of Clouds, the Holy Lamp (or Divine Lights) and the Golden Summit Sunrise.
  • From the Golden Summit you can ride a monorail along the ridge to Wanfoding (Ten Thousand Buddha Summit), the true summit of Emei Shan.

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