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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
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Type: Mountains, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: A scenic mountain area houses important Buddhist temples.
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Herzlia, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

On your way to the Golden Pinnacle Temple you have to climb on Emei Shan. that is a very unusual experience. There are many people coming from all over China. Please consider to start very early (we started at 07:15 AM) and still had to stand on the line to the cable car upward (on the way back it was... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Avoid visiting on the weekend and public holidays. You will not see anything but only thousands of people, no famous monkeys, no beauty of mountains. As we left in the afternoon we decided to make only half mountain trip (which had nothing spectacular at all) and the next day to go to Golden Buddha. After experiencing the crowdedness, chaos with... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So said our tour guide and perhaps it was true. it was drizzling when we arrived and throughout our day trip. some parts were a steep climb (though they had stairs) but overall it was pretty fun. there are "tea huts" dotted around the mountain on the way up as well. we were quite lucky that there weren't that many... More

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Slovakia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We started our trip to Mt.Emei very soon in morning to avoid expected crowds of tourists queuing for cable car tickets. Due to time constrains we had to take a cable car up also down. View from top of Mt.Emei was amazing ! Weather was luckily very nice, clear sky so we could see always snowy mountains on the west... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was the first time in my life i witness the clear blue skies with snowy mountains. I was like a movie scenery where everything was perfect from weather to food. Climbing up the steps with snow and ice is very challenging, but I would say that it's an experience. Don't worry of buying a proper shoes because alot of... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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161 reviews 161 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I prefer the Alps, but not because they are nicer, who would be crazy enough to compare the one with the other? Although, they even have the same cable cars from Doppelmayr in Austria! No, I prefer the Alps because cows brought down from their grazing grounds in the Alps are more civilised than 99.5% of the tourists hiking up... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The masses of people steal any spirituality of the place. The steps and crowds make it more a climb into a building than a hike. Everyone here wants their share of the money from the tourists so expect to overpay for most of your needs and that's even before you leave the Emei city bus station. We had fun, the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed in a onset resort at Midlevel. It was packed all the way from driving uphill till arrival. It was rainy n foggy so I didn't see much. We took the bus n get entrance ticket and reach the top by cable car, it was a disaster for it was so packed n queues everywhere in high season time.... More

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Sacramento
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is a trek well worth taking. First you park in Emei city parking lot. Vendors will be selling rain ponchos and bamboo sticks for walking, buy both. You get on buses and travel 2 hours up the hill on a hairpin turn road. Once at the bus parking, look around the parking lot for wild monkeys (short tail), they... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect and set off in rain and mist but once you had been climbing for an hour or so you broke through the mist to beautiful blue skies and sunshine. As per everything in China it is very commercialised but it was still worth a visit to see the monuments and the sea of cloud... More

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