Emei Shan - E' Mei Mountains

Emei Shan is one of the 4 most sacred Buddhist mountains in China. The undulating peaks, covered with lush forests and green bamboo, occupy an area of more than 300 sq km in the southwest of Sichuan province.

Emei Shan is the collective name for 3 mountains, Da'e (Great E), Er'e (Second E) and San'e (Third E). The mountains look majestic, and serene and popularily be acclaimed in China as "a Beauty under Heaven".

Visitors are attracted to Emei Shan because it is an ideal place for pilgrimage (many Buddhism temples) or a place for appreciating the nature’s beauty. Most of the monasteries and temples at Emei Shan were built during the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD). As a well-known Buddhist sanctuary of Samantabhadra, Emei Shan once had more than 100 monasteries.

The main temples and scenic areas are: Baoguo Monastery, Wannian Monastery, Fuhu (Ambushing Tiger) Monastery, Leiyin (Thunder Sound) Monastery, Chunyang Hall, Qingyin (Pure Tone) Tower, Heilongjiang plank road, Hongchun Ping, Xianfeng (Fairy Peak) Monastery, Xixiang (Wash Elephant) Pool, Golden Summit, Huayan Top, and White Dragon Cave.

For more info regarding the mountains and temples please click the following links:

1. China Travel: Emei Shan

2. Emeishan National Park

3. Emei Shan

 

     
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