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Mount Emei (Emeishan)

Emeishan 614201, China
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Ranked #2 of 68 attractions in Emeishan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: A scenic mountain area houses important Buddhist temples.
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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The main attraction up this 3000m mountain must be the statue of the goddess of mercy and the temples up there. This must be the motivation of the hundreds if not thousands who climb the steps up there to pray for peace, prosperity and all of life's desires. The journey begins in the morning with the purchase of entry tickets... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This 3000m high mountain is an amazing experience, but be prepared for what waits there. We took the bud half way up the mountain and prepared to walk to the top by sunset and watch the sun come up the next day. But the whole trip is a massive step-climb as there are build stairs everywhere, so after 6 hours... More

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Yantai, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Let me first say that I live in China and I am aware that almost all mountains you climb have stupid stairs that have been build (still not sure why). The stairs on this mountain were beyond frustrating and almost always straight up. My friend have been traveling from Beijing, to XIan, and have been around Sichuan. We had an... More

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I went to Emeishan with colleagues and it was absolutely incredible. The different ecological zones you move through as you ascend are just incredible-- I'm pretty sure we found planaria squelching around next to the path!-- and the views are breath taking. The weirdest part about climbing Emei were the stairs. They built STAIRS into the mountain. Not just for... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place is billed as a great place to hike and enjoy nature along with religiously significant temples. We planned to hike from Wannian Temple up to the Golden Summit over 2 days with an overnight stop at one of the monasteries enroute. That plan was foiled by local protestors (upset about corrupt officials) who shut down access to Wannian... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We are Americans and had our doubts about doing the day trip from chengdu. We loved it and the view was insane. We had an amazing day and the climb is really fun. The monkeys leave you alone if you leave them alone. Kids loved it there also. We highly suggest this!

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Chengdu
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The temples are not temples, and monks are not monks. The local government had already privitized the Mount Emei, and the private profitable companies are running the temples (pretend to be buddhism monks), and they are selling the so called "buddha-blessed souvenir ", the cost is less than 10 RMB, but sold hundreds or thousands RMB. The peasants and tour... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My impression of Emeishan before I came here was that this was a mountain belonging to the pugilistic world masters where you can find martial arts experts practising their kungfu in the deep hilly isolated monasteries hidden in the corners of the mountains. How I get such impression - probably from those kungfu filmshows I used to watch when I... More

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Singapore
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47 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Only a Buddhist heart shall glimpse beauty here. The arduous climb, the unbearable chill, the blinding mist, the menacing crowd, the vicious Tibetan macaque, the inhospitable toilets - will test even the most faithful. My climb, together with 4 others, on 10 June 2014, can only be described as a waste of time, energy and money. The cable car ride,... More

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singapore
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My travels in Sichuan has been a great experience but the one place that really left me with real disappointment is Emei Mountain. Firstly, the sights are very ordinary - you get up to the peak to see statue of the bodhisatva - which is the highlight. Secondly, it is darn expensive...unless you do the climb on foot. Third, like... More

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