|Map of Mt. Emei (Click to enlarge)|
Mt. Emei 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 it 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 Mt. Emei was enlisted in the world natural and cultural heritage by the UNESCO.
|Golden Summit |
Mt. Emei Pictures
Mt. Emei 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 Emei Mountain 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.
Mt. 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.
About the ticket, Opening Hours and Best Visit Time:
|Items:||High Season (Jan.16 – Dec.14)||Low Season (Dec.15 – Jan.15)|
|Entrance Fee:||CNY 160||CNY 110|
|Baoguo Temple:||CNY 8|
|Fuhu Temple:||CNY 10|
|Wannian Temple:||CNY 10|
|Opening Hours:||6:00 - 18:30||7:00 - 17:50|
|Best Time to Visit:||Spring and Autumn|
Transportaion inside the scenic area:
|Stations:||Attractions to Visit:|
|Baoguo Temple Passenger Transportation Center||Baoguo Temple, Mt. Emei 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)|
Transportation 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 Mt. 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.
Transportation 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 Mt. Emei is not located in Emeishan City area and one should confirm the driver will send you to the mountain scenic area before boarding.
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2. If there is not a direct bus, would it be easier to take a bus with connections between these sights or take the train?