Mount Emei Travel Tips

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Sichuan, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Different scenic zones in the Mount Emei have different weather conditions if they are in different locations. Qingyin Pavilion is in the low mountain area. The trees are thick. The springs are clear. The middle mountain contains areas from Qingyin Pavilion to Mount Xixiang. The temperature there is 4℃ or 5℃ lower. You have to […]

Different scenic zones in the Mount Emei have different weather conditions if they are in different locations. Qingyin Pavilion is in the low mountain area. The trees are thick. The springs are clear. The middle mountain contains areas from Qingyin Pavilion to Mount Xixiang. The temperature there is 4℃ or 5℃ lower. You have to wear warm coats. You can also rent cotton coats on the mountain. There is a boundary line on the Mount Emei where underneath the line it is warmer while above the line it is colder.

Best Time to Visit the Mount Emei:

Best time to visit the Mount Emei is in spring and winter.

Sunrise: Summer: 6:00; Winter: 7:00

Clouds: 9:00-10:00 AM; 3:00-4:00 PM

Buddha Lights: 9:00-10:00 AM; 3:00-4:00 PM

Azaleas: from the end of April to May; Azaleas at the Wanpo Peak: from May to June

Maple Leaves: October

Moneys: from June to September

Skiing: January to March

Mount Emei Best Routes

In a two-day tour in the Mount Emei, you can walk in the woods, have tasteful dinners and visit temple on the first day. On the second day, you can go to see monkeys, climb the Jinding Tower and appreciate the Buddha lights.

Routes:

1. Mountain Pavilion—Moya Crave—Buddhism Gallary—Yingbin Plaza—Mount Emei Museum—Baoguo Temple

2. Wannian Temple—Bailong Cave—Qingyin Pavilion— A Thread of Sky—Ecological Money Zone—Jinding Tower

If you only have one day, you can just go to see monkeys and visit temples there.

The routes could be: Baoguo Temple—Jieyin Palace—Jinding Tower—Ten Buddhist Statues—Huacang Temple—Wannian Temple—Qingyin Pavilion— A Thread of Sky— Ecological Money Zone

If you take the two day tour by walking, the route could be: Baoguo Temple—Fuhu Temple, Liyin Temple, Chunyang Palace—Zhongfeng Temple—Guangfu Temple—Qingyin Pavilion—Hongchun Lawn—JIulong Cave—YUxian Temple—Mount Xixiang. Another route is: Mount Xixiang—Leidong Lawn—Jieyin Palace—Jinding Tower—Ten Buddhist Statues.

Mount Emei Tickets:

Admission Ticket: 150 RMB

Cableway of Jinding Tower: 120 RMB. It charges 65RMB if you just take the cable going up and 55RMB for going down from the tower.

Baoguo Temple: 10 RMB

Huacang Temple: 10 RMB

Fuhu Temple: 10 RMB

How to get to the Mount Emei

By Plane: Take a plane to get to Chengdu, then transfer to the tour bus.

By train: Visitors from Xichang, Panzhihua, Kunming, Chengdu, Xi An, Beijing and other places can get off at the Emei stop of the Line Chengkun. Mount Emei scenic zone is just 10 kilometers away from the train station.

By bus: The Mount Emei is 169 kilometers away from Chengdu. It costs two and a half hours to get there. In Chengdu, Xinnanmen Tour Bus Station has the most tour buses to go to Mount Emei. Leshan is quite near the Mount Emei. The distance is just 34 kilo meters. Bus between them leaves every thirty minutes. The ticket price is 11RMB. The latest bus is around six o’clock. If you take a taxi, it costs fifty to sixty RMB.

By boat: You can take a boat to get to Leshan and go to Mount Emei from there.

On the Mount Emei: from Baoguo Temple Passenger to Wuxian Parking Area: 20 RMB to go up and 20 RMB to come down.

From Baoguo Temple Passenger to Leidong Lawn Parking Area: 40 RMB to go up and 30 RMB to go down

From Baoguo Temple Passenger to Wannian Lawn Parking Area: 20 RMB to go up and 20 RMB to go down.

The bus leaves each twenty minutes. You can get on the bus at any place of the three Parking Areas.

Attention:

  1. Cold: The highest peak is 3099 meters high and the temperature is under 10℃. Climbers should take more clothes.
  2. Rain: The mists stays around the mountain the whole day, climbers need umbrellas or raincoats.
  3. Slip: The roads are split on the Mount Emei and it is dangerous for people, visitors should not wear slippery shoes.
  4. If you want to take part in the one-day tour, you have to make sure the travel lines are safe. Because the travel lines have A and B. The A line just goes to the Golden Peak, whereas the B line will take you to the scenic spots which include; the Wannian Temple, White Dragon Cave, Qingyin Pavilion, a thread of sky and the monkey zone. If you want to see all the scenic spots, it will take 2 or 3 days.
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Mount Xixiang

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, Waterfalls & Pools, by Jack Li

Mount Xixiang is in the middle section of Mount Emei. It is two thousand, one hundred meters above the sea level. It is said to be the place where Buddha washes white elephants. In Chinese, ‘Xixiang’ means washing elephants. At the night of the Mount Xixiang, the moonlight is clear and beautiful. The moonlight on […]

Mount Xixiang is in the middle section of Mount Emei. It is two thousand, one hundred meters above the sea level. It is said to be the place where Buddha washes white elephants. In Chinese, ‘Xixiang’ means washing elephants. At the night of the Mount Xixiang, the moonlight is clear and beautiful. The moonlight on the Mount Xixiang is among the top ten views in Mount Emei. You will definitely have a truely special experience, if you can camp on the mountain on the full moon night.

When it is night time, clouds and frogs disperse. The sky is dark blue. It is fairly quiet and very comfortable when there is a breeze. The moon is in the high place and shines brightly. Cedars are very high and the leaves wave lightly with the breeze. Architectures like; Daxiong Palace, Banyue Stage, Mount Xixiang, Chuxi Pavilion and Yinyue Building look pretty solemn at night. The appearance of the Temple Xixiang seems like an elephant head. The palace is its forehead. The two Rooms besides the palaces are two ears of the elephant. Stone stairs of the Bayue Stage are like the nose of the elephant. All this cannot be this way if it is just a coincidence. That must be a special design made by architects.

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Wanfo Peak

On August 25, 2011, in Historical Relics, Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, by Jack Li

Wanfo Peak is the highest peak of Mount Emei. The height of the Wanfo Peak above sea level is three thousand and nighty-nine meters. In Chinese, ‘Wanfo’ means the mountain is protected by ten thousand Buddhas. Wanfo Peak area is very natural and ecological. The attractions include; Wanfo Pavilion, Cuckoo Wood, Black Bear Gulf and […]

Wanfo Peak is the highest peak of Mount Emei. The height of the Wanfo Peak above sea level is three thousand and nighty-nine meters. In Chinese, ‘Wanfo’ means the mountain is protected by ten thousand Buddhas. Wanfo Peak area is very natural and ecological. The attractions include; Wanfo Pavilion, Cuckoo Wood, Black Bear Gulf and much more. The Wanfo Pavilion is twenty-one meters high. It is magnificent and solemn. There is an ancient bell on the top floor of the pavilion. It is said that’s the bell people can make a wish by striking it. There are some rules about the striking times. Usually the bell is stroked one hundred and eight times. It is said in Buddhism that one hundred and eight times of striking will help people get rid of worries and anxieties. The bell is on the top of the Wanfo Peak. The Wanfo Peak is the highest place in Mount Emei. That makes the bell the highest one on the mountain. There is also a gold Buddhist statue in the Wanfo Peak. It is the highest Buddhist statue in the world. The statue is forty-eight meters high and six hundred and sixty tons in weight. It is made of a stage and ten Buddha statues. The stage is six meters high, twenty-seven meters long, and twenty-seven meters wide. The appearances of the ten Buddha statues are decorated by granite relieves. The ten Buddha statues weigh 350 tons.

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Qingyin Pavilion

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanghai, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Qingyin Pavilion is on the way to Mount Emei where visitors climb and go down the mountain. Qingyin Pavilion and Longmen Cave are called the two beauties in the Mount Emei. Opposite the Qingyin Pavilion, there are green mountains and a steam of clear water. There are two bridges one on the left and the […]

Qingyin Pavilion is on the way to Mount Emei where visitors climb and go down the mountain. Qingyin Pavilion and Longmen Cave are called the two beauties in the Mount Emei. Opposite the Qingyin Pavilion, there are green mountains and a steam of clear water. There are two bridges one on the left and the other on the right hand side of the pavilion. They are like wings of a bird. The name of this bridge is called ‘Shuangfei Bridge’, because in ‘fei’ means flying in Chinese. Water in the right hand side of the river is dark. It originates from Heilong Pond under the Jiulong Cave. It is also called Heilong River. Water in the river of the left hand side is clearer. It comes from Sancha River under the Gongbei Mountain. The two rivers hit the Niuxin Stone, but they cannot wash it away. Qingyin Lake is just around the Qingyin Pavilion, covering an area of 30,000 square meters. The lake is green and clear. Trees around the lake are big and green. It is very cool in summer and autumn. Qingyin Pavilion is a perfect summer resort. Even during the spring and winter months, it is not cold there.

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Emei Golden Peak

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanghai, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

The Emei Golden is next to the Emei Peak. It is 3097.3 meters high. Visitors will see the beautiful sceneries of sun rise, sea of clouds, Buddha Shadow and holy light. If the weather is fine you will see the Konga Peak. The temperature in the golden peak is very low, people need more cloth […]

The Emei Golden is next to the Emei Peak. It is 3097.3 meters high. Visitors will see the beautiful sceneries of sun rise, sea of clouds, Buddha Shadow and holy light. If the weather is fine you will see the Konga Peak. The temperature in the golden peak is very low, people need more cloth if go there. If you stand in the Golden Peak, you can see the sunlight in the clouds and the clouds will become colorful and people call it Buddha Light. In a legend, people will be lucky if they see the Buddha Light. The sea of clouds is another wonder, many clouds in front of your eyes and you can’t see the end. It makes people feel mysterious. The top of the Mount Emei is like an island in the sea and makes people feel in the fairyland. When the wind is strong, the clouds like great weaves. In the evening, the holy light the valleys looks like star. Actually, the holy light generated by the phosphine burnt. The Mount Emei attracted many people from all over the world and show people a mysterious world.

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Baoguo Temple

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanghai, Temples, by Jack Li

Baoguo Temple is located in the foot of the Mount Emei. The Guangming Mount is behind the temple and the Fenghuang Bao (a small mountain) in front of it. The temple is the largest temple in the Mount Emei and is called the first sceneryof the Mount Emei. The temple was called “Huizong Tang” in […]

Baoguo Temple is located in the foot of the Mount Emei. The Guangming Mount is behind the temple and the Fenghuang Bao (a small mountain) in front of it. The temple is the largest temple in the Mount Emei and is called the first sceneryof the Mount Emei. The temple was called “Huizong Tang” in the past and was built in the 1615 and destroyed by a fire in the end of the Ming Dynasty. It was repaired in 1654 and changed its name into Baoguo Temple. During the Jiaqing and Guangxu period, the temple expanded two times and became the large temple with pavilions and buildings.

There are many small temples, new build pavilions and gardens in the Baoguo Temple. The temple has three treasures. The first is the 2.4 meters high porcelain Buddha statue built by 1415. The second treasure is the clock, which is 2.3 meters high, 25 ton weight. The third treasure is the Huayan Copper Tower. The tower is divided into 3 sections and 14 levels. The body of the tower is a double pavilion. The tower has the characteristics of the Buddhism building. There are many high reliefs in the wall of the tower and look like seven floors folded. The tower is an excellent architecture work and it is the cultural relic in China.

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Mount Emei (Emei Shan)

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Mount Emei (simplified Chinese:峨眉山; traditional Chinese: 峨眉山; pinyin:é méi shān; literally “Emei Mountain”) is located in the Sichuan Province and it covers an area of 154 square kilometers. The highest peak is the Wanfo Peak, which is 3099 meters high. The mountain is splendid and it is famous for being “the most beautiful scenery in […]

Mount Emei (simplified Chinese:峨眉山; traditional Chinese: 峨眉山; pinyin:é méi shān; literally “Emei Mountain”) is located in the Sichuan Province and it covers an area of 154 square kilometers. The highest peak is the Wanfo Peak, which is 3099 meters high. The mountain is splendid and it is famous for being “the most beautiful scenery in the universe.” The diverse climate and the abundant vegetation are around the mountain. There are more than 3000 kinds of plants there which includes some rare trees. Mount Emei is a famous scenic resort and a Buddhist mountain. The Mount Emei is one of the four famous Buddhism Mountains. The other three mountains’ names are Mount Wutai in the Shanxi Province, Mount Putuo in the Zhejiang Province and Mount Jiuhua in Anhui Province. The four mountains are the famous Puxian Bodhisattva Daochang (places for people to worship or for monks to cultivate themselves accorPeak to a religious doctrine).

The Mount Emei has four mountains and they are the first e, the second e, the third e and the fourth e. The first e is the main peak of the Mount Emei. People say Mount Emei usually means the first e. The second e is in the opposite side of the first e. From the long distance you will see the two magnificent mountain peaks.

The Mount Emei is beautiful, ancient and mysterious. The tourism resource of the Mount Emei is rich. The mountain has Buddism culture, rich natural resource and unique terrain, there are also graceful landscapes around the mountain. People call it “Fairy Mountain and Buddhism Nation”, “Plant Nation”, “animal paradise” and “terrain museum”. People built a mountaineering ropeway because the mountains are too high and too big to climb. People will see the four beautiful sceneries of sunrise, the sea of clouds, Buddha light and holy light easily. Buddha light is the most splendid scenery in Mount Emei. There are also ten Buddhist temples and Buddhism treasures there. Many devout Buddhist believers arrive at the top of the mountain after more than ten days climbing. The Mount Emei is an ideal place for people to see the beautiful sceneries, explore the nature and worship.

The Ling monkeys are the elfins in the mountain. They are lovely, naughty and can understand what people say. They are close to visitors and make visitors happy.

Mount Emei Attractions

Emei Golden Peak

Mount Xixiang

Baoguo Temple

Wanfo Peak

Qingyin Pavillion

Mount Emei Stories

1. The Buddha Light in Golden Peak

If you climb the Mount Emei in a sunny day, the mist around the mountain and the sunlight will reflect a rainbow on the mists. In the middle of the mists you will see a Buddha shadow and the shadow will move as people. This is Buddha Light. Even thousands people watch the shadow at the same time and they just will see their own shadow. The mysterious phenomenon just exists there. The Buddha Light also called “the treasure light in the Mount Emei.” It is a natural phenomenon and it is formed by the sunlight shoot in the surface of mist. The Buddha Light will emerge about 70 times a year and usually in the 2:00-4:00 PM.

2. A legend about the Mount Emei

Long long ago, the Mount Emei was just a huge grey stone. For building a more beautiful homeland, a claver stonemason and his wife decided use their hand to chisel a big mountain. The god moved by their resolution and determination. With the help of many gods, the stonemason craved the huge stone into a mountain and the deep valley. His wife threw his cloth handkerchief in to the sky and became the colorful clouds around the top of the mountain. When the cloth handkerchief flew around the mountain, it became trees, flowers, streams and singing birds. Because the Mount Emei is very beautiful like the wife’s eyebrow, so called Mount Emei (the pronunciation of “mei” in China is the same as the eyebrow).

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