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Mount Emei

Introducing Mount Emei, Mount Emei Guide, Mount Emei Travel Guide, Mount Emei Information.
Article from Sichuan Municipal Commission of Tourism

The 3,099-meter tall Mount Emei is located in the city of Emeishan. Mount Emei and the Leshan Giant Buddha are both World Natural Heritage sites. The Mount Emei, one of China’s four major Buddhism mountains - along with Mt Wutai, Mt Putuo, and Mt Jiuhua - has long been a drawcard for its grandeur, elegance, charm and mystery.

Situated on the southwest edge of Sichuan Basin, Mount Emei is the general term of Da'e Mountain, Er'e Mountain and San'e Mountain. It was recorded in the Shuijingzhu, wrote by Li Daoyuan in the Northern Wei Dynasty that "it is thousand miles away from Chengdu, but it can be seen clearly in the autumn that two mountains face each other as eyebrows of a girl, so it is called Emei". For the height and geographical location of Mount Emei, there is different scenery from the foot to the top in four seasons. Mount Emei is grand and mysterious.

People are well advised to not travel unaccompanied in Mount Emei, as the monkeys there are somewhat mischievous, and often downright misbehaved. Do not carry plastic bags or leave food bags open; when the monkeys are around, avoid searching for things in your pockets; don't wear red clothes; and don't seek to come into contact with them.

Golden Summit
Golden Summit is the highest peak of Mount Emei at3,077maltitude, and there is a bronze hall in the small plain on the peak, which is dazzling under the sunshine, so it is named Golden Summit. On theSummit, people may feel the grand, magnificent, and wonderful world clearly. Standing on the summit, you can see Chengdu Plain, Minjiang River, Qingyi River, Dadu River, Daxue Mountain, Wawu Mountain and Gongga Mountain clearly. Golden Summit is more magnificent in winter, and you may appreciate the sunset glow, sunrise or vast sea of clouds here.

Leidongping
It was called Temple of Thunder God and built in the Han Dynasty. An iron tablet is erected beside Leidongping to mind tourists keeping quiet; otherwise it will rain with thunder and lightning. It's said that there are 72 caves under the cliff where the Dragon God and Thunder God live in; in the drought season, villagers come here and pray for rain by throwing down dead pig or dog, or clothes and shoes of women, and it will rain. Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty granted "Lingjue" (telegnosis). According to expert''s study, there are 29 kinds of azalea on Mount Emei, including 12 on Leidongping, which are endemic species of China or Mount Emei.

Ecological Monkey Area
The mountains of immortals are endowed with outstanding people. Monkeys growing on Mount Emei obtain power of the world. They are good at climbing, jumping, and playing with people. People call them the "Intelligent Monkey on Mount Emei". Ecological Monkey Area, located under Hongchunping and near "A Gleam of Sky" of Qingyin Pavilion, is the largest natural wild monkey area in China with an area of about 10sq.km.

Quick Facts on Mount Emei

• Name: Mount Emei
• Location: 170 Km Southwest of Chengdu
• Phone: +86-28-86702366
• Best Time to Visit: April to October
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Days
• Opening Hours: All Day
• Admission Fee: CNY 185 (February to November), CNY 110 (December & January)

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