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Mount Emei (Emeishan)

Address: Emeishan 614201, China
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Ranked #2 of 70 Attractions in Emeishan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A scenic mountain area houses important Buddhist temples.
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Type: Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A scenic mountain area houses important Buddhist temples.
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Made a 2 day ascent leading up to new year's eve. Wintry views, physical test, and spiritual surroundings well-worth the challenge! Even if I got mugged by those annoying monkeys! The walk is all stairs surrounded by vegetation, and later snow past the ~800m elevation. It gets very steep and a great leg workout for 7-8 hours per day. I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I chose to hike up in mid Dec. it was cold after the lower levels. Stairs after stairs. Not much views to speak of. I started from Wuxiangang and reached Ledongpin after dark. We had lunch and dinner stops, and took our time. Cold... Travel light, and even in the cold you are going to be warm in no time... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We trekked to the top of the mountain the stone carved Buddha on the way up is amazing it took almost 100 years to be completed...Do not feed the aggressive monkeys on your way up be cautious ! I forgot keep an eye on the huge boulders are the bottom of the mountain side of the river , they are... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

this place is great. the view if you are lucky is awesome. it just has a spirtual feel at the top. it can be crowded depending on the day but well worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was there in middle September 2014 and it was like early autumn and it happen to be a bright sunny day. The view was fantastically clear with blue sky and "cotton" of white cloud everywhere and the weather is just right. I was told that most of the time, the view could be blocked by heavy fogs, thus you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I went Mt Emei in early Nov 2014. Hoping to catch a good view from the peak of Mt Emei but the weather was too bad due to fog. If you are looking at catch mountain view, then I'd not suggest to go during this period. Nevertheless, it started snowing and the floor was covered by very thin layer of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is one of the most sacred buddhist sites in China, so is a popular spot on the domestic tourist market, it gets crowded but its worth a visit. We stayed in a monastry, the best way to experience the local environment and when it closes in the evening and the early morning it is so peaceful. Get up early... More 

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have been there in summer.The view I saw on the way is nice, do not feel any pressure just enjoy nature. The monkeys here is so smart, it grabbed a sprite from tourist and drilled a hole at bottom and drank it. Surprised by its action. and you can pay for sedans if you are tired to climb any... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you have rented a car, you will need a permit to enter the park area; if you do not have this permit, you will either need to buy the services of a local driver or take the bus (from Emei bus station in the city center). The ride takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours with 2 stops. Once... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

You should check the weather before heading to Emeishan. In Our case, we didnt and were very disappointed. We paid the full price (site and bus), climbed the slippery stairs in the clouds. Once at the top, a huge golden statue, loud music and no view. Total waste of time, not Much to see.

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