Mt.Emei Guide

-Travel to Mt.Emei

Mt. Emei has a long history, located in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. It is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious. Mt. Emei is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. Looking its winding and beautiful figure, you will find that it resembles very much an eyebrow of a girl. There are four scenic regions in Mt. Emei: Baoguo Temple, Wannian Temple, Qingyin Pavilion and Golden Summit. Its main peak, the Golden Summit, is 3079.3 meters above the sea level, seemingly reaching the sky, with four spectacles: Clouds Sea, Sunrise, Buddha rays and saint lamps.

One of China's four most important Buddhist mountains, it is said that Buddhism was brought to Mt. Emei in the first century BC. After over 2,000 years of development Mt. Emei has become a place rich in Buddhist heritage making this mountain extremely popular with visitors and pilgrims. Every morning streams of pilgrims climb the steps of Mt. Emei and swarm into its temples. Located at the foot of Mt. Emei, Baoguo Temple is the largest temple on the mountain. This temple is normally the starting point for tours up the mountain. Wannian Temple was built during the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), it contains five halls in a tiered style. It is amazing to think how such a large and heavy statue was transported using simple tools and how it was done remains a mystery. Located mid-way up Mt. Emei, the whole area surrounding the pavilion is like an ancient Chinese painting of green hills, and clear blue water. There are two bridges located near Qingyin Pavilion which cross the Black Dragon and White Dragon Rivers respectively.

In 1996 Mt. Emei was enlisted in the world natural and cultural heritage by the UNESCO. According to the archaeological material, people in remote ancient times have lived in this place. As early as 5,000 years ago, the Emperor Xuanyuan paid two visits to the mountain to learn Tao thoughts. 1,900 years ago, a practitioner built the first monastery in the mountain, thus marked the Emei the birthplace of Buddhism in Yangtze Valley. Today the Buddhist culture has become the main body of Emei Culture. The Buddhist architecture, music, grottoes and paintings in the mountain all reflect rich religious flavor and culture.
How to travel in Mt. Emei, Here are some guide information about My.Emei. The detail is following:
Address: Emei city of Leshan, Sichuan
Admission Fee: CNY 150
Opening hours: 5:30 a.m-18:00 p.m
Contact Hotline: 86 833 5533355

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Name:Hiking in Mt.Emei Reply

Is it hard to hike in Mt.Emei? And can I still see the monkeys there in the winter?

Name:Re: Hiking in Mt.Emei

The road condition in Mt.Emei is very good, and there are cable cars you can choose. Even in the winter , you still can see lots of funny and mischievous monkeys.