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“Mistic”

E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort
Reviewed August 21, 2012

The top is the best, but in order to get there, one has to suffer awful lot.

The monkeys will drive you crazy, they are everywhere near by the steps. On the way up, stop by a little stand to buy an ice coffee to cool yourself down from all the climbing. One more thing, do forget your umbrella.

The view up there probably would have been ok had there been one- Too foggy when I was up there.

1  Thank Mike D
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

along the thousands steps up to the Emeishan, along the way you'll bunch of monkeys and you'll also see some mean Chinese people throwing rocks at them for no reason at all.

I heard Emeishan gets very foggy, but I didn't know it gets so foggy and you can't see more then 20ft. We walked in the fog, cold and misty air till we get up to the top, then we realize there's nothing too see LOL all covered by the fog. If wasn't for the fog, I don't think it's worth the time to photograph a big statue(like the ones you'll see in Thailand) and walk up to anther temple.

But the long climb was a good exercise tho ;)

1  Thank Susan D
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

When we arrive there is foggy,but after half an hour it's start sunny,you can see amazing cloudy sea.You'd better take some sunscreen to top of mountain

1  Thank John b
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

It was a half hike from the base of mountain. Then you gotta climb up all these steep stairs in order to get up to Jinding. The scenery is beautiful. It is very crowded with all tourists from everywhere in China. Hard to take good photos simply there are too many ppl.

1  Thank countymd
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

I think this refers to the top, flat part on the top of the mountain, where the giant golden statue of Samantabhadra stands. This place is majestic and breathtaking! Once you are there, you feel all the efforts for getting to Emei and to the top of the mountain are well worth it.

The place is large, probably takes a couple of hours to explore. There is the giant statue of Samantabhadra (seems to me at least 100 ft tall), a temple, a place for the monks, and a gift shop. On the back of the temple is the steep cliff that falls several thousand feet straight. Most people get there in the morning hoping to see sunrise. The viewing platform gets crowded in the morning. In my opinion, the best time to go there is late afternoon, when most tourists are gone, and the whole place is yours to enjoy. It is quiet, you can even hear the whisper of the wind. The cloud flies by you, making you wonder if you are in heaven. Over the distance you can see the "Ten Thousand Buddha Temple" glowing under the light. There used to be a mini train service to Ten Thousand Buddha Temple but the service was discontinued in 2008. Now you can only go there by foot through a different path.

The place is known for having a lot of rain and fog. To better your chance, I highly recommend you stay at one of the two hotels at the summit. When I visited the place, we had descent weather in the afternoon we arrived (although it was pouring on the way up to the mountain), but the fog was so thick in the second morning and we could not see anything. Do not expect much from the hotel (they are all expensive and bad), just treat it a place for one night resting.

To get there you have two options:

1) Hike for two days from Baoguo Temple (the base of the mountain).
2) Take a bus from Baoguo Temple to Leidongping. Walk about 1km from Leidongping to the foot of the cable car. From there you can take the cable car straight up (which takes 5 minutes), or walk up for about 2 hours. I chose walking. There are a lot of stairs, so be prepared. There are people selling you water along the path, but the restrooms are filthy! I recommend walking because it gives you a lot of viewing stops along the way.

At Baoguo Temple there are people trying to get into their private cars talking you up to the mountain. I highly recommend using the shuttle provided by the park service. The road to the top is windy. If you get into an accident with a private car then you are stuck! The shuttle bus will make a stop at a gift shop. You do not need to buy anything that is weather related from the gift shop. The weather can be drastically different at the bottom, mid, and top of the mountain. On the day of our visit, it was hot and sunny at the base, pouring in the middle, and partly cloudy at the top.

Another advice: the top of the mountain is COLD!!! But the hotels at the top have parka for rent. You do not need to rent them at Leidongping and bring them all the way up.

Fees:

1) Park entrance is 150RMB, 50% discount for students with ID.
2) Cable car the Leidongping is 60RMB up, 55RMB down.
3) Shuttle bus 90RMB round trip
4) Expect to pay 400 to 800RMB for a room at the top.
5) Parka is 30RMB for one night.

14  Thank Jack Y
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