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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
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Sarnia, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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61 helpful votes 61 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

It was the most interesting sight in Emei Shan in my opinion, very beautiful, with a big buddha in the temple in an white elephant, very nice and very sacred for chinese. Although, as all the attractions in China, they make a circus of that. Unforgettable the awful sound of tne or twelve chinese goups and the guides talking to... More

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