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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
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

So much fun to observe the monkeys come and snatch the cheap plastic bags from some tourists (who did not read or simply ignored the warnings) and then ripping them open in front of their petrified faces, while spilling the whole content on the path, looking for what they really want to eat. Then all other tourists around in semicircle... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It's quite a long walk from the bus station (halfway point). But be wary when you get to the Monkey Reserve because you would see a lot of peddlars and hawkers that have already fed the monkeys and indirectly, training them to literally intimidate and search for valuable items from tourists/travellers. Monkeys have no hesitation to jump on us but... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

These pesky monkeys are not shy at all and will jump at you to try to get your snacks and water bottles!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The monkeys here are NOT wild - they come down when the keepers leave trails of sweetcorn. The result is that the monkeys are quite aggressive and used to tourists. They come after people and try and unzip bags looking for food. We saw a particularly nasty incident where a monkey attacked a lady on the path after trying to... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I would not call the place a natural reserve for the monkeys. The monkeys are there because there are plenty of food. The monkeys are kind of scary if you get really close. I saw one of them jumping onto the shoulder of a tourist. The toursit, out of panick, grabbed the monkey and threw it to the river. The... More

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