Emei Mountain is the highest of China's four holy Buddhist mountains.Buddhist monks have made pilgrimages to the mountain's temples and monasteries for nearly 1,800 years, and as a nod to its religious and cultural importance, Mt Emei was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.
Mt. Emei is located in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. It is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious. It 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. It is the highest one among all the famous sight-seeing mountains in China.
On the mountain there are four 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. In 1996 Mt. Emei was enlisted in the world natural and cultural heritage by the UNESCO.
Mt. Emei is a wondrous world. The trees are verdant almost all the year round; the waterfalls are splendid; the whole scenery is beautiful and quiet. The landscape varies according to the seasons, the height and the climate. The poet Tan Zhongyue living in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) once concluded the beautiful landscape in Emei Mountain into ten scenic sights. Today more and more new scenery has been discovered and given beautiful names such as Listen to the Spring beside the Tiger Brook, Plank Road above Longjiang River and Flying Waterfall Hanging over Dragon Gate. Go there and use your imagination, maybe you will discover a new sight by yourself.
Mt. Emei has a long history. 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 here to learn Tao thoughts. 1,900 years ago, a practitioner built the first monastery here, thus marked the mountain the birthplace of Buddhism in Yangtze Valley. Today the Buddhist culture has become the main body of Emei Culture. The Buddhist architecture, music, grottos and paintings in the mountain all reflect rich religious flavor and culture.
6 Days Sichuan Exploration Tour Package
This private Sichuan tour package carefully picked up the most scenic spots such as Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou, as well as the Buddha culture sites like Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei, visit the highlights of Chengdu including lovely giant pandas. Definitely will bring you a wonderful travel experience if you choose this package!
6 Days Sichuan Classic Tour with Airport Tranfer
This tour covers the most popular attraction in Chengdu and nearby cities. You will have great opportunities to experience the best of this city including Chengdu People's Park, Kuanzhai Lane; see the national treasure pandas at Chengdu Panda Base and lovely monkey in Mount Emei; admire the largest Buddha in the world “Leshan Giant Buddha”. Explore UNESCO heritage site Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng. This private tour takes your travel at your own pace, stop to snap photos, grab a souvenir or explore the nearby historical sites at your fingertips!
5-Day Perfect Sichuan Chengdu Panda Tour with Mount Emei Sunrise
Absorb the mammoth magnificence of the world’s largest stone Buddha statue; explore sacred mountains that have reached UNESCO status, temples from the 9th century and able to reach the summit of Mount Emei with spectacular views from 3000+ meters above sea level and enjoy beautiful sunrise; visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, learn all about panda conservation and rehabilitation efforts; Study the classic and elegant poems from the Thatched Cottage of Dufu.
6-day Sichuan Leisure Tour
Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary, tailored for your interests, on this six-day tour of Sichuan. Enjoy Sichuan Opera and explore Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Temple and Du Fu's Cottage; discover World Cultural Heritage sites-- Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei. What's more, you have the opportunity to be a volunteer at Bifengxia Panda Breeding Centre. By preparing food for pandas, cleaning their living area and playing with them, you will have a close touch with them and know more about the living habit of this lovely rare animal.
12 Days Sightseeing China Tour to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai
You'll travel to historical Beijing and Xi'an city, the hometown of panda-Chengdu and modern Shanghai. Experience Chinese high-speed bullet train and get close to giant pandas for being a volunteer, taste the various delicious local food, enjoy a series of recreation activities on the tour. You'll be deeply fascinated by Chinese history, culture and modernity.
13 Days Yunnan-Chongqing-Sichuan Economic China Tour
If you are planning to travel to China to delve a little further into the lesser known regions within China, Yunnan, Chongqing and Sichuan, as three of the most diverse and colorful provinces in China. In the trip, soak into the awe-dropping landscape of both Tiger Leaping Gorge and Wulong Karst National Geology Park; stroll through the Stone Forest formed by endless karst pinnacles; relax in tranquil Dali as if living in a lost world; learn the quaint life of the minorities in Lijiang; catch memorable photos of the giant pandas in Chengdu; and marvel at the grand silver covering of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
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