Mt. Emei located in Leshan City, Sichuan Province is one of the most well-known summer destinations in China. It is towering, beautiful, and mysterious which seems like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain.
With the pleasant weather, congenial atmosphere, the mountain is characterized by lofty ancient trees, impressive waterfalls, and pristine brooks. Mt. Emei is a sacred Buddhist haven dotted with numerous Buddhist temples.The mountain enjoying great popularity among Buddhists in China is regarded as one of the four most divine Buddhism Mountains in China. Here in Mount Emei, you may see streams of Buddhism pilgrims armed with joss sticks conquer the steep stairs of the mountain and swarm into the countless temples every morning.
Mount Emei consists of 4 scenic regions, Baoguo Temple, Wannian Temple, Qingyin Pavilion and Golden Summit.
Its main peak, the Golden Summit, is 3079.3 meters (10,103 feet) above the sea level, seemingly reaching the sky. Standing on the top of it, you can enjoy the snowy mountains in the west and the vast plain in the east. In addition, in Golden Summit there are four spectacles: clouds sea, sunrise, Buddha rays and saint lamps.
The Baoguo Temple located at the foot of the Mt. Emei is the largest temple on the Mount Emei. Built during the years of Wanli period in the Ming Dynasty, It is the place where the Mt. Emei Buddhist Society is located.
Wanian Temple, one of the eight largest temples on the Mount Emei was first built in the in the East Jin Dynasty and was renamed as White Water Puxian Temple after a series of devastation and reconstruction. There are five halls lay in a tiered style of the Temple including the Buddha Maitreya, Hallthe Mountain Gate, Wei'e Treasure Hall, Brick Hall, the Treasure Hall of Great Hero.
Qingyin Pavilion was built in Tang Dynasty by a Buddhist monk whose Buddhism spiritualism exists today around the mountain. The pavilion displays a fine natural picture with pavilions, towers, corridors exquisitely combined with waters and hills.
Mount Emei was enlisted as one of the world natural and cultural heritage by the UNESCO in 1996.
Recommended Tour Itineraries Including Mt. Emei
Welcome to Sichuan - the land of abundance! In the first 4 days, you can visit the well-known tourist spots like Mt. Emei, Leshan Giant Buddha, Giant Panda Base, and enjoy the spicy yummy food. Then head to Tibet by train, continue a trip to this holy land and experience the different Buddhist culture.
This tour is a combination of China's national treasure and well-known Buddhist sites. You can enjoy the beauty of the lovely Panda, the biggest statue of Maitreya engraved on a cliff and one of the top four Buddhist mountains in China. After the two-day sightseeing, you will get back to Chengdu by taking a bullet train which runs at a speed up to 200 km per hour.