Baoguo Temple
Baoguo Temple
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ktrtontour
Darlington, UK375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
A real privilege to stay overnight in this beautiful, peaceful environment. Rooms were single gender arranged around a small courtyard with sinks with running water. Towels and bedding supplied. You are pretty free to wander around and can wake to the sound of early morning prayers. The showers have limited opening hours and toilets are squat style. The bustling tourist town with restaurants, shops and bars is a short walk away. Bus station similar. If you have the opportunity to go to the 'hot spring's to sooth your limbs from walking I totally recommend the resort style experience (intrepid tour groups I mean you!). Hot showers are available!! Lots of water!! Monastery is a unique experience.
Written January 11, 2020
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Scentedlotus🌺
Sydney, Australia11,635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
For those who travel to Emaishan to undertake a pilgrimage there is no greater starting point than Baoguo Temple! Nestled against the foot of the great mountain it's various prayer halls rest quietly behind the temples entrance.. Dark carved wooden reliefs are flanked by red columns, Large ancient bronze Buddhas sit in sublime repose within the gompas.. Adorned with resplendent brocades they reside amidst swirling plumes of acrid sandlewood incense which curl in plumes drifting up into crafted rafters overhead.. There,tiny swallows flit about .. The lulling sweet sounds of mantras float in on the breezes! An afternoon there creates a wonderous trance like effect on the mind! All in all if ever the Pure Lands were to be found in this world, then surely this is a gateway to that place!
Written June 20, 2015
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Smillie12345
Scotland, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
Behind the beautiful temple there are living quarters. I stayed for 3 days.
On arrival you are shown around the facilities and then in my case, got to choose your own room which was great! I had a back room with a large double bed to myself, the room being in the shade was a little chilly but this suited me perfectly as i like a cold room (its why i choose it) however you were provided with room and bed warmers if you needed them (and extra blankets) the room had a hot water urin, tv, places to hang clothes and storage (and locking doors) a plain room, but with the beautiful temple on your doorstep and stunning views and walks who needs anymore? If you like western toilets you are out of luck there (its really not a big problem) the showers are open but have hot running water (at the times provided in the evening) so they were fine too! You are woken by the resident munks at 5am with prayers, drums and bells and if im complete honest, its a beautiful sound and very peaceful, so soothing and not a problem at all.
All and all i would say i loved this part of my holiday, i would highly recommend and plan to return when i can, Patrick ensured our comfort on this stay and provided us with laundry services too, which really helped when you are moving to other places straight after this beautiful place! 100% enjoyed every second of the beautiful baoguo temple.
Written April 29, 2017
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Drewdini123
Kauai, HI57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Solo
We stayed at the guest house here for 2 days. It was an excellent experience. Bathrooms are shared and only squat toilets, so keep that in mind, but you get to say you showered with real monks after staying here.

It is incredibly peaceful and an incredibly beautiful temple. I highly recommend staying here.
Written June 21, 2012
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scubakerryllr
Halton Hills, Canada360 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
Patrick Yang is a helpful, knowledgable, local guide and will assist in arranging local monastery accomidation (basic facilities) and arrange for local cultural tours to the Emei Mountain. He is also avaliable to arrange travel onwards.
This area offers many walking tours for different levels of fitness from the foot at Baoguo Temple to the peak at Qianfo. View monkeys, take a cble car, or a long hike - it depends on your level of fitness and wants.
Written May 31, 2011
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James Bond
London, UK748 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
Background: Among the few dozen or so Buddhist temples and monasteries dotting Mt. Emei, the Baoguo temple sits at the base of the mountain.

PROS: Location... location... location is one of its best assets. Because it sits at the foot of Mt. Emei, the temple is one of the closest from the town centre and therefore one of the most accessible. It is also one of the few temples in the area that offers overnight as well as multi-day accommodations. Room rates are cheap and reasonable, of good value for your money. The rooms are located to the rear of the temple, but still well within the confines of the monastery where the monks live. If you stay a few days, you are afforded a near-authentic monastic experience. Out front, there's a large courtyard with an incense stand, from where you may offer prayers. The monastery is said to possess a giant bronze bell, reported to be heard from 10 miles away when rung. You are allowed to quietly observe the monks during their daily rituals. And, unlike the city, the temple grows really, really quiet and peaceful at night.

CONS: If visiting only, there's an entrance fee of about ¥8. (Some temples do not charge entrance fees, so ask beforehand.) If staying overnight, accommodations are pretty much basic and the furnishings spartan -- one small bed and one small drawer, that's it (see picture below). No A/C, no TV, no toiletries, no in-suite WCs. Showers and "squat" toilets, located down the hall, are communal. So, while rates are of excellent value for what you get, you don't get very much. As well, the room rate does not include meals. You have to pay extra for those. [Of late, the monks have added higher-end rooms with A/C and TV.]

For some observers, it may appear that the temple is a tad commercialized for their expectations of an average Buddhist monastery. Mixed among the monk's living quarters is a large building on site that serves as their gift shop, selling the whole gamut from stone carvings to jade jewellery. Much like anywhere in China, foreign credit cards are not accepted here.

FYI: Just so you know, if you plan to stay here, there's a daily wake-up bell around 5:00 am that rings incessantly to usher the monks for their daily prayers. Each and every day.

Verdict: One the one hand, it's a very interesting experience, to say the least. But then, if staying with the monks does not appeal to you, then by all means just pay a visit. On the other hand, you'll be missing out on a unique and off-the-beaten-track encounter with a different religion and culture. Isn't this the reason why you visited (will visit) China? If nothing else, that alone is worth the price of admission. Recommended. Grade A-minus.

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Written June 9, 2014
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Simonc79
Zilzie, Australia137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
This was a very peaceful place. You could stay here too if you wanted, as it has hotel type facilities. It has a beautiful garden and stone figures scattered around the place. The architecture is something to see. I enjoyed comeing here and looking at the temple and its surrounds.
Written April 25, 2013
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Chris N
Beijing, China7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
We had 3 nights in Emeishan, the first and last spent here. I should start by saying that the number listed is not in use. In my photos, I'm attaching the business card of Patrick, the lovely tour guide affiliated with the temple. Patrick was not in any way pushy, completely unlike the other entrepreneurs in the area. It was really nice to arrive in such a relaxed place and be greeted in this way. I had to ask the guards in Chinese about the possibility of staying the night, and they found Patrick to sort it out. He also has a small guesthouse with a nice, well priced (again a rarity here) restaurant down the road called Paddy's. This is not an advertisement for him, but I feel i should mention this, as he's a fantastic source of information about Emei and the surrounding area, talking us through possible trips and the best way to tackle the mountain (See my other post under Mt Emei, i think we took a really good route!)
Phone him on your way to Emei and he will make sure you get what you want from your trip.

Back to bauguo, I have to say it was the nicest place we stayed during our sichuan trip. Pretty basic, yes, but so are most hotels at twice the price. We had a clean room with 3 comfy beds, a tv, and lots of space for 150rmb.

The toilets and showers were kept very clean but were not private. The monks don't shower in the mornings, they wash in the evening, so the showers are open from 530 to 930pm.

Our room was tucked away at the back of the monastery, so while we were woken up by the drums and praying, I didn't notice any noise from tourists. The drums don't last long, they're quickly replaced by beautiful songs. Lovely to doze to.

The monks were friendly and surprisingly ok with tourists staying in the temple. It was a real treat to stay in a functioning monastery, and a refreshing change from the horrible touristy hotels who are just out to rip people off.

Thank you to the monks, and thank you Patrick fit all your help and advice!
Written November 1, 2015
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ZhongguoKM
Kunming, China6,246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Solo
Nothing wrong with Baguosi, but I'm all templed out by now. It's easily accessible from Baoguo Cun (Baoguo Village.) An easy walk from town and you can see one more temple.
Written June 15, 2012
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saradelcarmen
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
We were there in September and shared the basic accomodation with other 3 people as part of a tour. The room was clean and comfortable (with TV if you are interested), but you have to take into account that a lot depend on the people you are sharing with. We were lucky in that respect.
The (shared) showers are open
between 5pm to 7pm, only in the evening, which was not a problem, although there is a fair distance to get to them. The only problem was to walk to the toilets late at night...they are squatting toilets, reasonably clean but a bit far from the dormitories...
There is another option as well if you want a better accomodation, for US$ 500 a night, shared accomodation in the temple. Because we were in a tour I don't know the cost of the beds in the dormitories but I guess is not expensive.
The food is veg and simple and cheap, but be punctual, eating is not a social event, it's over in a very short time...
Written November 16, 2015
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