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The mountain stretches more than 200 kilometers from south to north. Its main peak, Golden Summit, is 3,077 meters above sea level.
Its charming scenery has won it the name of “Mt. Emeishan, the Greatest Beauty under Heaven.”
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                         Mount Emei Tour

Mountain Emei, seven kilometers southwest of Emeishan City, 160 kilometers southwest of Chengdu, is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. The mountain stretches more than 200 kilometers from south to north. Its main peak, Golden Summit, is 3,077 meters above sea level.
Its charming scenery has won it the name of “Mt. Emeishan, the Greatest Beauty under Heaven.”

The splendid Mt. Emeishan was created by the Himalayan mountain-building movement and the later uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It contains geological features of all the periods following the Cambrian period. The special geological feature is the precondition of the growth of various species and beautiful sceneries.


Mount Emei Tour
 Chinese Name: 峨眉山
 Address: Mountain in Emeishan City, China(185 KM from chengdu)
 Opening Time:8:00-18:00
 Recommended Visiting Time:2 DAYS 
 Number of Temple: >30
 Tickets: ¥ 185 (ON SEASON)


History of Mount Emei
The slopes of Emei Shan have been inhabited since as early as 10,000 years ago. It was originally a Taoist retreat, but became a sacred Buddhist mountain by the 3rd century AD.

Pugong, a medicinal plant farmer, built the Puguang Hall on the Golden Summit in the 1st century AD. In the 3rd century, the Puxian form of Buddhism (which centers on devotion to the Bodhisattva Puxian, or Samantabhadra) became dominant on Emei and the Chinese monk Huichi built the Puxian Temple (now the Wannian Temple) at the foot of the Guanxinpo Terrace.

In the mid-9th century, the Song Emperor Zhao Kuangyin sent a Buddhist mission headed by Master Jiye to India. On his return he was authorized to build temples on Mount Emei, where he preached and translated the
Indian Buddhist texts. He was also authorized to cast a Puxian bronze statue, 62 tonnes in weight and 7.85 m high, now in the Wannian Temple.

Ever since, Mount Emei has been one of the most holy places of Buddhism. Extensive rebuilding during the Ming dynasty finally converted most of Emei’s Taoist temples to Buddhism.

The natural beauty and sacred significance of Emei Shan has been drawing pilgrims and tourists for 2,000 years. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1996.


What To See
Foot Mount:  BaoGuo Temple
Baoguo Monastery,as a main attraction on the way to the Mountain, is the biggest monastery of the mountain and was first built in the Ming Dynasty. The characters of “Baoguo Monastery” on the horizontal board were inscribed by Emperor Kangxi himself.

Middle Mount :  WanNian Temple
WanNian temple(万年寺),which means “Temple with Thousands of Years of History” in Chinese, is located at the middle of Mount Emei ,about 1000m above sea level.It is one of the primary temples on the mountain. It set up at AD 401,  there are about 20 acres,temple layout is very beautiful, the entire temple to sit west east, followed by the Mountain Gate, Maitreya Hall, brick palace, towering palace, Main Hall. In addition to the whole temple hall of masonry dome roof tiles, the rest are wooden structure.

Golden Summit:Golden Summit
Golden Summit  is the highlight of Mount Emei, an important attraction integrating the temples and scenic sites together. In 1983, it was classified as one of the national Han Chinese Buddhist temples.



1.    Huge Golden Statue of Puxian
Huge Golden Statue of Puxian, i t is  48 meters high. This 66-ton bronze likeness is endowed with 10 heads “to catch winds from 10 directions.”

2.Magnificent Sunrise
 Stay overnight in Golden Summit,in the early morning,standing on the Golden Summit to appreciate the sunrise is a fantastic experience in the lifetime. The pre-dawn sky is wonderful.
 In the afternoon, at the foot of the Sheshen Rock, every place is full of pure white clouds. Then an aura the color of red, orange, yellow, green, black blue, blue and purple extends within a radius of around one to two meters (about 3 to 7 feet). It looms and shines in the center like a mirror. Back against the sunlight from the west, sometimes you can find your own shadow in the aura.
And your every action is followed by the figure in the aura, as if you were facing a bright mirror. To your most surprise, even if millions of people were viewing at it or two persons hugging each other were enjoying it, they could only see themselves. And this is the magic Buddha rays, which are rare in other places but appear in Mt. Emei frequently.

3.Clouds Sea
The fine day allows clouds floating in the clear sky freely. Rising from or just being around the countless peaks, clouds form into a white carpet covering on the ground without boundaries.
When the sky is clearly blue, white clouds rise slowly among the mountains. Just in a moment, vast clouds sea appears above the horizon like a snowy white woolen blanket, smooth, clean and thick. Sometimes there are clouds either above the horizon or in the sky, so people stand between two clouds layers, which make you feel like a supernatural being.
 When wind comes, the clouds sea is wafted to all the directions and then mountains become small islands floating in an ocean; when the clouds sea gathers together, peaks are invisible again; when wind gets strong, the clouds sea sometimes moves at a full gallop like a horse; sometimes makes a welter like a big wave of the sea; sometimes becomes elegant and stretching like a fair lady. The most sublime scene is that once in a while you have the chance to enjoy countless cloud columns in the shape of mushroom. They fly up to the sky, and then sprinkle gradually and then turn into filmy flowing clouds.

4.    Buddha Rays
The special feature of the Golden Peak is ‘mysterious Buddha rays’, a natural phenomenon that can be observed several times a month .On the top of the mountain, a circle of violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red lights may be observed in the clouds, and you may feel as if you were caught in the circle, which moves with your shadow. This is the famed “precious Emei lights” or “mysterious Buddha rays”.
In Golden Summit, the sky before the dawn is amazing. The ground and the sky are in the same dark purple. Then gradually wisps of rosy clouds appear above the horizon indicating the coming of a pleasant day. Under the pink clouds on the royal purple velarium, all of a sudden, a small mauve point comes out and rises slowly, and then little by little it becomes an arc and then a semicircle. The color turns from mauve to jacinth and then golden red. At last the semicircle makes an elegant jump thus the sun appears in the east sky.
Due to the different weather conditions and seasons, the sunrise is varied. On a fine day you can enjoy the whole process of the sunrise. If there is cloudy haze in the east sky, it is already a red sun far above the horizon when you see the sunrise; if the sky is covered with cloud, you can only see the sunglow and clouds sea sometimes.
After the sunrise, millions of sun rays shoot onto the ground. At this time the Mt. Emei is gold in color, from the head to the feet, showing all her glamour to the visitors.

5. Saint Lamps
In the dark nights of Golden Summit, occasionally, you can see a point of fluorescence flowing between the valleys, then changing into several and step by step into numerous. This is the famous scenery saint lamps in Mt. Emei.
The saint lamps can be seen under four conditions: firstly, the weather must be fine right after the rain; secondly, there is no moon in the sky; thirdly, there are no clouds layers at the foot of the mountain; fourthly, there are no heavy wind and rain on top of the mountain. As for the conditions, it is clear that the saint lamps are really hard to be observed.




Mount Emei Package tour
1-Day Leshan Giant Buddaha + Mt.Emei Tour 

Day 1:Chengdu -LeShan Giant Buddha–Mount.Emei(L)
Morning at 7:30am,Meet your driver in hotel lobby.Drive 2h to visit Leshan Giant Buddha,enjoy the idyllic countryside scenery on the way.
Upon arrival, take a river cruise,you will see panorama Buddha.
Leave Leshan Giant Buddha about 1 pm, drive another 40 minutes to the foot of Mt.Emei.
Visit the FuHu Temple and Baoguo Temple, drive back to Chengdu.
Meal Lunch:
N/A

1-Day Chengdu charter car to Leshan giant buddha and Mt Emei  
comfortable 5 seats Passat business car or similar level   
Price:
 USD ≈ RMB

Price Inclusions:
Transportation: Round trip private transportation with experienced driver
Including parking fee,fuel cost,toll
24/7 English-speaking Support

Price Exclusions:
Private expense: such as laundry,drinks,telephone calls,optional activities
Tickets
Tips: Tips for  driver.not compulsory,which depend on your approval of service
Guide: English speaking Tour guide
If you need tour guide, please feel free to contact us, we will arrange a professional tour guide for yo
u
     

 1- Day Chengdu charter car to Leshan giant buddha and Mt Emei  
    Comfortable 7 seats Buick business van       
    
Price: usd Rmb
     comfortable 7 seats buike business van



2-Day Leshan Giant Buddaha + Mt.Emei Tour 


Day 1:Chengdu -LeShan Giant Buddha–Mount.Emei(L)
Morning at 7:30am,Meet your driver in hotel lobby.Drive 2h to visit Leshan Giant Buddha,enjoy the idyllic countryside scenery on the way.
Upon arrival, take a river cruise,you will see panorama Buddha.
Leave Leshan Giant Buddha about 1 pm, drive another 40 minutes to the foot of Mt.Emei.
Visit the Baoguo Temple,and check-in hotel.
Accommdation:Stay overnight on the foot of Mt. Emei 
Meal Lunch:N/A
Evening Actvity: optional tour: JinXiang opera show or natural hot-spring

Day 2:Mount Emei—ChengDu(B,L)
Morning,After breakfast,Take sightseeing bus (about 2 hours) to the highest parking lot Leidongping.Take the cable car to Golden Summit.Visit the huge bronze Puxian Buddha Statue and Gold/Silver/Bronze palace on the top of Mt.Emei
If weather permits, you will see the holy “Buddha Ray” and magnificent sunrise.
Afternoon:Take cable car downhill to Leidongping. From Leidongping Station, take the sightseeing bus to the mountain feet Baoguosi station.
The driver will pick you up at the Baoguosi bus station, drive back to Chengdu.You will be back to Chengdu around 5 pm.
Accommdation:N/A
Meal lunch :N/A


2 - Day Chengdu charter car to Leshan giant buddha and Mt Emei  
comfortable 5 seats Passat business car or similar level   
Price:
 USD ≈ RMB

Price Inclusions:
Transportation: Round trip private transportation with experienced driver
Including parking fee,fuel cost,toll
Accommodation:Hotel listed in the itinerary
Provide mobile for emergency call (English support).


Price Exclusions:
Tickets:Entrance fee for the sites which listed in the itinerary
cable car 

Private expense: such as laundry,drinks,telephone calls,optional activities
Tips: Tips for driver.not compulsory,which depend on your approval of service
Guide: English speaking Tour guide

If you need tour guide, please feel free to contact us, we will arrange a professional tour guide for you


   2 - Day Chengdu charter car to Leshan giant buddha and Mt Emei  
      Comfortable 7 seats Buick business van       
      
Price: usd Rmb
        comfortable 7 seats buike business van







3-Day Leshan Giant Buddaha + Mt.Emei in-depth Tour 

Day 1:Chengdu -LeShan Giant Buddha–Mount.Emei(L,D)
    Morning at 7:30am,Meet your driver in hotel lobby.Drive 2h to visit Leshan Giant Buddha,enjoy the idyllic countryside scenery on the way.
Upon arrival, take a river cruise,you will see panorama Buddha. And climb up the Mount, you will visit the LingYun temple,and walk down the cliff to the foot of Giant Buddha.
Leave Leshan Giant Buddha about 3 pm, drive another 40 minutes to the foot of Mt.Emei.
Check-in hotel. Have a rest, driving to downtown of Emei, you may have a local flavor dinner.
Accommdation:Stay overnight on the foot of Mt. Emei 
Meal :N/A
Evening Actvity: optional tour: JinXiang opera show or natural hot-spring

Day 2:Mount Emei—Wannian monastery(B,L)
Morning: After breakfast,Take sightseeing bus and cable car up to the biggest monastery in Mt.Emei-Wannian monastery(1020m above sea level).You will visit the well-preserved Buddhist architectures and the national treasure- over 500 years old giant Puxian Buddha bronze statue.
Afternoon:Hike downhill to Wuxiangang Station,(About 3 hr hiking).On the way , you will pass the most picturesque and poetic section of Mt.Emei, the crystal clear spring, old monasteries admits among lush trees, monkey area, make the hiking very pleasant.
From Wuxiangang Station, take the sightseeing bus to the mountain feet.
Visit the FuHu Temple Temple.

Day 3:Mount Emei—Golden Summit —ChengDu (B,L) 
Morning,be an early bird,if weather permitted,you will behold the sun rise and the sea of clouds.
Take sightseeing bus (about 2 hours) to the highest parking lot-Leidongping.Take the cable car to Golden Summit.Visit the huge bronze Puxian Buddha Statue and Gold/Silver/Bronze palace on the top of Mt.Emei.
Afternoon:Hike downhill to Leidongping Station(About 2 hr hiking).From Leidongping Station, take the sightseeing bus to the mountain feet Baoguosi station.
Visit the Baoguo Temple ,the driver will pick you up at the bus station, drive back to Chengdu.You will be back to Chengdu around 5 pm.


3-Day Chengdu charter car to Leshan giant buddha and Mt Emei  
comfortable 5 seats Passat business car or similar level   
Price:
 USD ≈ RMB

Price Inclusions:
Transportation: Round trip private transportation with experienced driver
Including parking fee,fuel cost,toll
Accommodation:Hotel listed in the itinerary
Provide mobile for emergency call (English support).


Price Exclusions:
Tickets and cable car 
Private expense: such as laundry,drinks,telephone calls,optional activities
Tips: Tips for driver.not compulsory,which depend on your approval of service
Guide: English speaking Tour guide
If you need tour guide, please feel free to contact us, we will arrange a friendly tour guide for you


3 - Day Chengdu charter car to Leshan giant buddha and Mt Emei  
    Comfortable 7 seats Buick business van       
    Price: usd Rmb
     comfortable 7 seats buike business van

Mount Emei Travel Guide
    Emei Shan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring many temples, natural wonders and breathtaking scenery. The slopes incorporate several different climates and much wildlife, especially birds and trees. Some of the trees are more than 1,000 years old.
     There are also monkeys, who are accustomed to tourists and assertive; they aren’t dangerous but will beg for food and grab at bags as hikers walk along the trails. Many hikers carry walking sticks to shoo them away.
     There are over 30 Buddhist temples on Emei Shan, 10 of which are large and very old. They are considered masterpieces of creative ingenuity in the way they adapt to the natural environment and beauty of the holy mountain.
      At the mountain base is Baoguo Monastery, built in the 16th century. The monastery has serene gardens with rare plants, a library of sutra and a huge porcelain Buddha. In the stone staircase of the rear hall are figures of the Eight Immortals, betraying the temple’s Taoist origins.
      Further up the mountain lies the Crouching Tiger Monastery (Fuhu Si). Once associated with the Taoist martial-arts master Zhang Sanfeng, today it is a Guanyin nunnery. Notable features include the 16th-century, 7m-high bronze Huayan Pagoda, which is engraved with 4700 Buddha images.
      The Qingyin Pavilion, built against the mountainside at the foot of the Niuxin Ridge, is an ensemble of pavilions, towers, and platforms, the earliest dating from the early 6th century. Its location and the streams that run through it have earned it the name “The Mountain Garden.”
      A few hours’ walk or a cable car ride leads to the Golden Summit(Jinding), at 3077m. There are two temples here (the friendly Woyun Nunnery and the large Huazang Si) and thousands of padlocks inscribed with couples’ names to symbolize eternal love.
      Huazang Si on Jinding was founded as early as the 1st century as the Puguang Hall, later becoming the Guangxiang Temple and receiving its present royal name in 1614. It was extensively rebuilt and refurnished in the 1970s, but every effort was made to preserve its original appearance.
      Jinding is the best place to experience the Four Wonders of Mt. Emei: the Buddha’s Halo (rainbow-like rings that surround and move with your shadow), the Sea of Clouds, the Holy Lamp (or Divine Lights) and the Golden Summit Sunrise.
      From the Golden Summit you can ride a monorail along the ridge to Wanfoding (Ten Thousand Buddha Summit), the true summit of Emei Shan.


Best Time to visit Mount Emei
 Don’t come at china public holiday,such as may 1. oct 1,spring festival
 For South-east Asian tourist,if you want to see snow, the best time is January
 At summer season, usually you have chance to see sunrise and sunset at golden summit



 
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