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Mt. Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve

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Address: Emeishan Mountain, Emeishan 614200, China
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Terrifying but wouldn't miss it for the world.

So...every English post here said the monkeys were terrible, and they are... But they are monkeys! By the time you get to the "monkey zone" the crowd is so thick it's like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Stupid mainland tourists have corrupted these monkeys to become used to humans. They are very agressive now and will come to you to try and steal food. They have learned to grab plastic bags and such because they know food is in there. I passed this area quickly because seeing the tourists dealing with these wild animals the way they... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I am from Indonesia and I can see hundreds of monkey without hundreds of people lining up to take picture with the monkeys (Chinese is not famous for making a line, they are going to push and shoulder their way through) The path to the Monkey reserve is beautiful though.

Thank ekoputranto
Changshu, China
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Stunning mountain, and monkeys are only a small part of it. My friend and I went as far as we could before the buses took us back to the city. We made our way barely up half the mountain and it was all stunning. The old style temples and amazing nature we saw was beyond beautiful. Anyone who gets a... More 

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Chengdu, China
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12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Going to Emei mountain, one should also visit Emei Mountain monkey reserve. If you are afraid of monkeys, you shouldn't go there. You also need to remember that you won't be able to pat monkey as they are a little bit agressive, they are afraid of people. You also need to look after you bag, to place it in front... More 

Thank Наталия И
Chengdu, China
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

The park is very beautiful and freaking overpiced but I do not understand one thing, outside the natural reserve, which is just a little part of emeishan, and has no boundaries there are loads of restaurants, then a signboards informs you are inside the monkey reserve(there are no restaurants inside the reserve). There if you have some food, monkeys will... More 

Thank Annarita D
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

So...every English post here said the monkeys were terrible, and they are... But they are monkeys! By the time you get to the "monkey zone" the crowd is so thick it's like standing in line, garbage is strewn everywhere, naughty monkeys swat at children, attack adults who failed to hide plastic bottles, the line to the medical treatment booth was... More 

Thank liv0815
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Hiked all the way to the monkey reserve just to see the monkeys. The hike was long (3 km there and 3 km back from Qingyin Pavilion), but totally worth it! The monkeys are super active in their natural habitat, climbing up and down the side of the bridge trying to look for food. Beware: They will steal your food... More 

Thank TravelThings
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I thought those wild monkeys at Bali Uluwatu is scary enough, but these at Emei Shan are worst! They jumped on all three of us even as we tried to avoid eye contact with them and 1 of bigger monkey even tried show his teeth to my husband, our clothes were all stained with monkey's prints as it was raining... More 

Thank LLoh
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The walk up the mountain was very tiring but due to the cold weather it was doable. I like the scenery above the clouds and though it really took a lot of climbing...I thoroughly enjoyed the moment at the golden summit. Such a beautiful place with bright sunshine and snow below. For those who want to make the trip ...... More 

Thank Francis C
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130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have to recognize that I was really scarred in the moment when I entered the monkey zone. The guide who took us their had some monkey bites on his arm from a previous visit so he didn't enter with us. He prepared us that the monkeys are aggresive and we have to be careful. We even bought a bamboo... More 

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