Four Great Spectacles of Mount Emei


Sunrise seen from the Golden Summit
Sunrise seen from the Golden Summit

In Golden Summit of Mount Emei, 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 Mount Emei is gold in color, from the head to the feet, showing all her glamour to the visitors.

 Clouds Sea

Clouds Sea, Mt.Emei
Clouds Sea, Mt.Emei

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.

 Buddha Rays
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 Mount Emei frequently.

 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 Emeishan Mountain.

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.

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- Last updated on Jul. 12, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Four Spectacles of Mount Emei
Asked by Ling from MALAYSIA | Oct. 31, 2017 22:24Reply
What is the legal bus company name that operating between Baoguosi - Leidongping?

The road condition between Baoguosi-Leidongping , many turns around mountain? scare of motion sick.
Thank you.

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Answered by Lucy from CANADA | Nov. 01, 2017 02:07

Yes, the road will be of many turns around mountain, but the bus will be comfortable. In case of terrible motion sick, you can take some carsick medicine.
Asked by Ben Lim from MALAYSIA | Apr. 11, 2017 05:03Reply
Is it possible to view the sunrise from Emeishan Golden Summit?
As we need to take the cable car to reach there. What is the operation time of the cable car?
Any possibility to hike there?

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Answered by Josiah from DENMARK | Apr. 13, 2017 22:10

Well, as I know, the operating hours of Golden Summit Cable Car are 06:40 to 18:00. Thus you may miss the sunrise. You are advised to stay at the hotel in Golden Summit and appreciate the sunrise in the next early morning. Or you need to hire a private car to reach there at around 04:00am from the foot of the mountain.
Asked by Johnson from INDONESIA | Nov. 18, 2015 20:15Reply
Golden summit and sea cloud on Mt. Emei
How can i reach the golden summit? Where is the best spot to enjoy the sea cloud? How about the sunset? I will go there by the end of december 2015. Thanks
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Answered by Luisa from DENMARK | Nov. 20, 2015 19:07

1. You mean from the mountain foot? If yes, you can take the sightseeing bus to Leidongping, then walk for about 10 minutes to Jieyin Palace to take the cable car to Golden Summit.
2. Golden Summit is one of the best places to appreciate the beautiful scenery of sea cloud. The suggested sightseeing time is 09:00 to 10:00 and 15:00 to 16:00.
3. You can also see the impressive sunset at the summit. The best time to see it is around 18:00.
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