Meishan Travel Guide

Meishan Facts

Chinese Name: 眉山 (méi shān)
Population: 3,502,500
Area: 7,140 square kilometers (2,757 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Sichuan Province, southwest China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Dongpo, Pengshan); 4 counties (Renshou, Hongya, Danling, Qingshen)
Area Code: 028
Zip Code: 620010
GDP (2018): CNY 125.602 billion (USD 18.982 billion)

Home to Famous Chinese Litterateur Sushi

Situated centrally in Sichuan Province and southeast of the Chengdu Plain, Meishan, also called Meizhou, is halfway on the golden tourist route of Chengdu to Leshan. It is also bordered by Ziyang on the east and Ya’an to the west. It is the hometown of Su Shi, a great litterateur in the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127) who made great achievements in poetry, ditty, prose, calligraphy and painting. His former residence where he lived with her father and younger brother is rebuilt into the Memorial Temple of Three Sus (San Su Ci) which is now the most famous cultural scenic spot in Meishan. A large number of cultural relics such as their handwriting, documents as well as various printed plates, poems, calligraphy and paintings are displayed and their lives are introduced.

Su Shi is also a true foodie as some local delicacies are either invented by Sushi or related to him, such as Braised Dongpo Pork Hock with Brown Sauce and Dongpo Fish. The two dishes are must-try food in Meishan. In addition, tourists can go to Wawushan National Forest Park to explore the original forests and Taoist culture.

Meishan Attractions - Things to Do

 The Memorial Temple of Three Sus (San Su Ci) in the southwest section of Meishan city proper is the former residence of the three great poets in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Their residence was reconstructed as a memorial temple in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and was worshiped by numerous litterateurs as well as the masses. 

 Wawushan National Forest Park covers a total area of 1.04 million mu (268 square miles) in Hongya County. Wawu Mountain, the key scenic spot of the forest park, is a famous Taoist shrine. Together with Mt. Emei it is reputed to be one of the two wonders of Sichuan dating back to the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. 

 Other Scenic Spots: Pengzu Mountain, Black Dragon Pool (Heilong Tan)

How to Get to Meishan

Meishan is 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Chengdu and about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Traveling the Chengdu-Leshan Expressway, Chengdu can be reached from Meishan in thirty minutes. Visitors can get the bus to Meishan from these stations in Chengdu: New South Gate Bus Station in 57, Linjiang Lu, Jinsha Bus Station outside the Second Ring Road next to the Metro Supermarket, and the Chengbei Bus Station in 19, Bei Er Duan, Second Ring Beilu near the North Railway Station of Chengdu. Regular buses to Wawu Mountain, Hongya County and Pengzu Mountain can also be found in these stations.

Meishan Central Bus Station: Dashiqiao, North section of Shishu Lu, Dongpo District



The city has four distinct seasons and is characterized by moderate weather that reflects a subtropical, humid climate.  There is an abundance of rainfall during the monsoon season accompanied by less sunlight. Due to the general terrain of the city, which is higher in the east and lower in the west, the annual temperature varies with the elevation changes. Meishan weather's annual average temperature falls around 16.6-17.4℃ (61.9-63.3℉). July and August are the hottest periods, and massive bursts of precipitation become more common from May to September. 

Meishan Travel Tips

 History: An administrative organization was first established in Meishan in the year 496 during the Northern and Southern Dynasties. It was known then as Meishou, but today it is well known by all Chinese as the hometown of Su Dongpo (Su Shi) and his two sons, all of whom are great poets of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).     
 Physical Features: The Minjiang and Qingyi rivers flow through Meishan, creating broad alluvial plains along them. Most of its western and eastern regions geographically consist of low mountainous areas.     

 Special Local Products: Braised Dongpo Pork Hock with Brown Sauce, lonyan crispy cake, sesame cake, sweet roast duck, loquat, and mandarin oranges

- Last updated on Aug. 25, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Meishan Travel
Asked by Sarka from CZECH | Mar. 25, 2019 01:52Reply
Hi, I’d like to ask if you have any further info about buses between Meishan and Wawushan.
I can’t find any schedule on WeChat not Baidu. Like price, times, etc. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Andy from CANADA | Mar. 25, 2019 23:38

Hi, there is no direct bus between the two places, you need to take a bus from Meishan Bus Station to Hongya Bus Station first. The bus departs from 07:12 to 18:20 at an interval about 1 hour and it costs about CNY17 per person. After that, take a bus from Hongya Bus Station to Wawushan but there is no specific times of the bus. It costs about CNY20 per person.
Asked by Charley Troy from CHINA | Sep. 11, 2018 00:17Reply
How far is Wawushan Natinal Park/ Memorial Temple of Three Sus from Dashiqiao Bus stop?
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from MALAYSIA | Sep. 12, 2018 19:37

Which Dashiqiao Bus Stop do you mean? If you mean the one in Renshou County, it's about 200 km.
Asked by Maria from ISRAEL | Dec. 07, 2016 10:40Reply
How can I get from Wawu Mountain to Emeishan and the other direction?
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Answered by Sophie from USA | Dec. 08, 2016 01:12

Take a bus to Hongya (about 2.5 hours). Then, take a bus to Emeishan (about 1 hour). Upon arrival, take bus line 11 to High Speed Railway Station Square (Gao Tie Guang Chang) Station. Then, change to bus line 8 or 5a to the mountain. You can follow the same route for the return trip! :)
Asked by Mr.janson from INDONESIA | Mar. 20, 2011 00:07Reply
can the express from chengdu to leshan stop at qingshen country?
thanks for information
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Answered by Ms.SUMMERSNOW from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 19, 2011 23:39

It won't stop at Qingshen Country.
Asked by Mr.Huang | Dec. 29, 2010 23:55Reply
How to fill a complain against a businessman located in Meishan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Jack | Jan. 11, 2011 23:08

You should submit your complain to local Bureau of Industry and Commerce, I think.
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