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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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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As touristy as it sounds, it is worth visiting the monkey area (it's name sounds a lot more grand than it actually is), which is literally a walkway where a number of monkeys are known to frequent. A peanut vendor sells packets of peanuts by the entrance to the ecological reserve but I wouldn't recommend feeding the monkeys. They have... More

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Jinan, China
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It was not so clean and air was not so fresh. I came across several monkeys in the way. I was a bit surprised and scared.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

The landscape in this area is very beautyful and the monkeys are funny and cool - BUT: if you love your life, don't go there without having an anti-rabies inoculation before! I did the mistake and one of the monkeys bite me in my leg. I didn't have anything to eat with me, just the map of the montain in... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There is a fair chance that if you go to this site to see the Buddha at the summit of Mt. Emei that it will be fogged out. The summit is reached by a series of busses, cable cars and walks that mean that you need to be prepared. There are places to get food on the way, but be... More

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Singapore
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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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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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
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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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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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