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Mount Emei (Emeishan)

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Address: Emeishan 614201, China
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Description: A scenic mountain area houses important Buddhist temples.
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Highlight of our Sichuan trip

We took the cable car to Wanian temple then walked to the top (6 hours). It was mid April so not too busy. Weather was better at low altitude, cloudy at the summit. Stayed in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We took the cable car to Wanian temple then walked to the top (6 hours). It was mid April so not too busy. Weather was better at low altitude, cloudy at the summit. Stayed in Hongzhu shan hotel which was a lovely hot spring spa for those aching legs at the end of the day. Only disappointment was we didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

What an incredible journey we did to get at the top of this mountain !! you will need lots of patience and walking for get at the top, where you will be at 3.000 meters of height. when we got there there was snow all over the place, but it wasn't actually that cold. when you reach the top, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We made a side trip to Mount Emei while staying in Chengdu and spent a total of two nights there. Here was our itinerary - we arrived at Mount Emei at around 4pm and checked into our hotel at the foot of the hill, within walking distance to Baoguo Temple. The next day was spent getting to the summit. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was winter when I visited there, road was slippery and I almost slipped for a few times. Monkeys were up closed on the way to the top of the mountain. Breathtaking scenery at the top,rare to see blue sky in Chengdu. However, everything requires entrance tickets. The only cons of this beautiful place

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Suzhou, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

All the fees to travel by bus are about 5 times more on sight than off. The cost to reach the summit by bus was 90 rmb one way plus the entrance fee of 180 rmb. We didnt pay to visit the summit because it was too much to pay 580 rmb entrance plus another 580 for return transport and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went to emeishan on a day tour together with leshan. Arrived in the afternoon and took a cable car with the tour guide. Suggest you walk up instead as it only take 30 to 45 mins to walk up. The half day sightseeing really only offer us time to see the wanlian temple and mountains of monkeys. Was glad we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

we underestimated the length of walking to the golden summit.unfortunately we only had a day left until our flight and did not had enough time to reach the peak.also we start at noon and there just wasnt sufficient time for us to each the top.the walk was easy at first then there were just countless steps winding up and by... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It snowed and rained the week before, so the ground was slippery and muddy. It is advisable to purchase the bamboo stick from the peddlars (2 rmb) so that it is easier to climb the steps. The journey took to reach the peak is long, we took the bus, then walked, took cable car (standing, carry 100 people), walked. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A fantastic hiking trip. At least above average physical fitness level is advisable because it's mostly stairs all the way up to the summit. Start hiking from Wu Xian Gang, it takes about 7 hours (average fitness level) to get to Lei Dongping where you can rest for the night. Wake early the next morning and start about 5am to... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

After reading many negative reviews, we were not sure whether going to Mount Emei was the right decision but it turned out to be fantastic! We arrived by early morning bus from Chengdu and took a personal driver from the bus station (can be cheaper than the bus if you are 4) - who took us to the Wuxian-Gang parking... More 

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