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Mt. Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve

Emeishan Mountain, Emeishan 614200, China
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Ranked #3 of 68 Attractions in Emeishan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Old world monkeys terrify me. I came for the mountain and thought, hey, I'm sure it's a healthy respect, and seeing macaques hanging out will be interesting. No, actually, it is unbridled fear. So we saw the macaques a few places. In the temples closer to Emeishan's base, they're smallish, and there are frequently handlers. Sometimes the handlers turn you... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Depending on the degree of visibility you have on your visit, fresh mountain air and clear views are definite bonuses. If you are lucky, you can savour your leisurely paced climb without having to jostle with the rest of China. That said, the Mt Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve is a boundaryless zone where the Tibetan macaques happen to grace.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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173 attraction reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Background: As part of a 3-week circle tour of China, our tour guide arranged for a day hike up Mt. Emei and visited the Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve. PROS: Proximity to our accommodation (Baoguo Temple) is an asset. Since it isn't located at the very summit of Mt. Emei, it doesn't take long to reach it by hiking. From Baoguo... More

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Beaufort, Australia
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58 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

You will need a minimum of 3 nights in emeishan town, there is few accommodations I will recommend the Hotel C easy to find, first to get to Emeishan town, take a bus from Chengdu, the station in the middle of the town, then the cost is 48 yuans it will take between 2 and 3 hours depending on the... More

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Chengdu, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

At this spot the monkeys have been conditioned to check your pockets and will expect food if you so much as pause to take a picture. I met a nice little monkey that sat on my shoulder for awhile, while larger monkeys jumped onto my backpack and took my water bottle and fruit. The fruit, admittedly, was for the monkeys,... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We couldn't make it to the mountaintop in time and decided to spend more time around the foothill - where we ended up in this peculiar corner of the national park. It works better as a thrill ride than a scenic trek as the paths lead us close to the heart of the monkeys' habitat. And these are no cute... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Actually I should rate it a 0 because the women here are in cahoots with the monkeys to rob the tourists. The modus operandi is as follow: monkey jumped onto the tourist bag, women asked tourists to feed the monkey, tourist pay the women 5 yuan for the monkey feed. See my video from about the 3 minute mark if... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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63 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Mt. Emei Shan in Sichuan, China is a major destination for the travelers. Waking up at 3:00 a.m. and travelling two hours by bus to the Gate of the National Park is no mean fete. Breakfast in the bus of yoghurt, hard boiled egg and fruit is enough to start off the day. We reached the gates at crack of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is my first negative review so you know it will be honest. If I could give it zero stars i would. This place is a disgrace there are signs asking not to tease the monkeys and to respect them but then they build i bridge and funnel the tourist right into the monkey's area where they wait and rob... More

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Daocheng County, China
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

this is my first hiking, even though there are many buses to Leidongping. But i chosre walk to the peak.wonderful sightseeing along my way. 18:30 pm, i arrived at Leidongping, Next morning, started 4:00am, walking two hours arrived the peak to see the sunrise. I was bad luck to not see the sunrise.but i saw the cloud sea. Great.

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