|Map of Mount Emei (Click to enlarge)|
Mount Emei, aka Mt. Emei or Emeishan Mountain, is located in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. It is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious. It is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. Looking its winding and beautiful figure, you will find that Mount Emei resembles very much an eyebrow of a girl. It is the highest one among all the famous sight-seeing mountains in China.
On the mountain there are four scenic regions: Baoguo Temple, Wannian Temple, Qingyin Pavilion and Golden Summit. Its main peak, the Golden Summit, is 3079.3 meters (10,103 feet) above the sea level, seemingly reaching the sky. Standing on the top of it, you can enjoy the snowy mountains in the west and the vast plain in the east. In addition in Golden Summit there are four spectacles: clouds sea, sunrise, Buddha rays and saint lamps. In 1996 Mount Emei was enlisted in the world natural and cultural heritage by the UNESCO.
Landscape on Mount Emei
|Golden Summit |
Mount Emei Pictures
Emeishan Mountain is a wondrous world. The trees are verdant almost all the year round; the waterfalls are splendid; the whole scenery is beautiful and quiet. The landscape varies according to the seasons, the height and the climate. The poet Tan Zhongyue living in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) once concluded the beautiful landscape in Mount Emei into ten scenic sights. Today more and more new scenery has been discovered and given beautiful names such as Listen to the Spring beside the Tiger Brook, Plank Road above Longjiang River and Flying Waterfall Hanging over Dragon Gate. Go there and use your imagination, maybe you will discover a new sight by yourself.
Mount Emei has a long history. According to the archaeological material, people in remote ancient times have lived in this place. As early as 5,000 years ago, the Emperor Xuanyuan paid two visits here to learn Tao thoughts. 1,900 years ago, a practitioner built the first monastery here, thus marked the mountain the birthplace of Buddhism in Yangtze Valley. Today the Buddhist culture has become the main body of Emei Culture. The Buddhist architecture, music, grottos and paintings in the mountain all reflect rich religious flavor and culture.
|High Season (Jan.16 – Dec.14)||Low Season (Dec.15 – Jan.15)|
|Mount Emei||CNY 160||CNY 110|
|Baoguo Temple||CNY 8|
|Fuhu Temple||CNY 10|
|Wannian Temple||CNY 10|
Jan.16 – Dec.14: 6:00 - 18:30
Dec.15 – Jan.15: 7:00 - 17:50
Best Time to Visit
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
How to get to Mount Emei from Chengdu
By Train: Take a Chengdu-Leshan-Emeishan Intercity High-Speed Train or Shuangliu Airport - Emeishan Train to Emeishan Station, and then change to bus 5A, 8 or tourism bus to this site.
By Long-Distance Bus: Take a bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station to Emeishan Tourism Bus Center (Baoguo Temple Bus Station) at the foot of Mount Emei, and then walk to the entrance. The bus departs once full occupied from 07:20 to 19:35. Its duration is about 2.5 - 3 hours and ticket fare is CNY51.
How to get to Mount Emei from Leshan
By Train: Take a train from Leshan Railway Station to Emeishan Station, and then transfer to bus to get here.
By Long-Distance Bus: Take a bus from Xiaoba Bus Station to Baoguo Temple Bus Station and then walk to the entrance. The bus departs once fully occupied from 07:30 to 18:00. Ticket fare is CNY11 and duration is about one hour.
By Chartered Bus: There are many private mini-buses sending passengers to this scenic spot from Leshan downtown or Giant Buddha scenic area. The fare is about CNY20-30 per passenger and duration is about one hour. Please note that Mount Emei is not located in Emeishan City area and one should confirm the driver will send you to the mountain scenic area before boarding.
How to travel around the scenic area
|Stations:||Attractions to Visit:|
|Baoguo Temple Passenger Transportation Center||Baoguo Temple, Emeishan Museum|
|Wuxiangang Staion||Qingyin Pavilion, Yixiantian, Joking Monkey Zone|
|Wannian Temple Station||Xixin Place, White Dragon Cave, Qingyin Pavilion|
|Dragon Cave Lake|
|Leidongping Station||Jieyin Palace, Golden Summit|
|Nov. - Apr. 25||7:00-16:00, every half an hour; every hour after 12:00|
|Apr. 26 - Oct. 30||7:00-17:00, every half an hour|
|Chinese Public Holidays||5:00-17:00, every ten minutes; every half an hour after 12:00|
|Time||Price and Opening Hours|
|High Season (Jan.15 – Dec.14)||Jinding Cable Car: CNY 65 (upper) / CNY 55 (lower) |
Opening Hours: 5:30 - 18:00
|Wannian Cable Car: CNY 65 (upper) / CNY 45 (lower) |
Opening Hours: 6:40 - 18:00
|Low Season (Dec.15 – Jan.14)||Jinding Cable Car: CNY 30 (upper) / CNY 20 (lower) |
Opening Hours: 7:30 - 18:00
|Wannian Cable Car: CNY 30 (upper) / CNY 20 (lower)|
- Four Features of Mount Emei
- Four Scenic Regions of Mt. Emei
- Four Spectacles of Mount Emei
- Emei Martial Arts
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I'm taking the earliest train from Chengdu to Emeishan train station in Sept 2023.
Is the best and fastest way to Golden Summit is to use a combination of sightseeing bus and cable cars? How long will this take?
Does the sightseeing bus go to Leidongping station/temple?
After Emeishan, I want to go to Leshan Giant Buddha scenery area before heading back to Chengdu East train station.
I will take the Emeishan to Leshan train, then bus 3 to the Leshan Giant Buddha.
How frequent is Bus 3 and how long from Leshan train station to the Leshan Giant Buddha?
What is the last time bus 3 leave Leshan Giant Buddha.
How far is the nearest stop to Leshan Giant Buddha?
How much time will I need to see Giant Buddha and Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic area?
2. Bus no.3 leaves with an interval of about 10 minutes. The service time is 06:50-22:05. It takes about an hour from Leshan train station to the scenic area. Getting off the bus at Shanlong Lukou, you need to walk about 700 meters to the entrance. You'd better leave at least 2 hours for the visit to the Giant Buddha. If there are lots of visitors, it may need longer time.
Actually, a faster way is to take bus no. K1, whose travel time from the railway station to Jiadingfang (about 400 meters from the entrance to the Giant Buddha scenic area) is about 45 minutes. But the last bus departs at 18:00.