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Wannian Temple

Under the Shizi Peak, Emeishan 614200, China
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Ranked #4 of 68 Attractions in Emeishan
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Tel Aviv
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100 reviews 100 reviews
54 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Interesting old temple. We enjoy the visit despite the too many tourists. It is an old well preserved templ, the budha and elephants are nice. We get there by cable car, and walk all the way down to parking lot, passing the pavilion and the lake. Strongly recommended.

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Beaufort, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Beautiful temple , easy to there one by bus , you can buy the tick at the station in town, and for 40 yuan you get there. Then you walk to the temple, entrance fee 10 yuan, but because it is a easy spot to go there is plenty Chinese tourists , it is very hard to have peace, or... More

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Sarnia, Canada
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93 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Midway to the peak of Mount Emei is the Wannian Temple and Monastery. It can be reached after a bus ride, a cable car ride, and a walk up a concrete stairway. Some of the structures inside the temple present a different architecture. But the grounds in the temple are well kept and maintained. Inside the main temple, there is... More

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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70 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The walk to the temple is fairly easy, about an hour and not too much uphill climbing. Nice views along the way. The structure of the temple is different from that of most I have seen.

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Harmonious budhist chants welcome you to this temple half way up mt emei. With my Indian background, i could connect dots - the chanting sounded prakrit - ancient forefather of languages in the subcontinent, lots of elephant statues including discoveeing one of Ganesha. The main temple is a stupa like the ones in central india. Overall beautiful harmonious place

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We actually slept in the temple, the inn is great. Nobody speaks English and if you want to stay there be sure to organize in advance with local support. The rooms are great with glass wall to the mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The Wannian (Ten Thousand Years) temple on Emei Shan (Beautiful Mei Mountain) is a place of serene atmosphere. The quiet is impressive, the architecture is very nice and the atmosphere is imposing. As you enter the compound the first thing you see is a walled pond with fish, turtles, stones and money. Believers throw in paper money and coins, and... More

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San Diego, California
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This temple was built along the slope of the mountain. It is very large and very beautiful inside. There are several structures inside (forgot their names). I have been to quite a few temples in Chengdu and EMei, and this one is my favorite. If you are walking from WanNian Temple to the Monkey Reserve, the temple is right next... More

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172 reviews 172 reviews
48 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Emei Shan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many temples, beautiful scenery, different climates, wildlife, birds and trees. Some of the trees are more than 1,000 years old. As one of Buddhism's most holy places pilgrims hike the mountain to visit the Wannian Temple. The Wannian temple has no beams as it is supposed to resemble a yurt. Careful,... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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65 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We ended up staying in the accommodation there. Very unique experience to say the least! It was very foggy while we stayed there so very spooky but beautiful at the same time.

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