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Rising in the southwestern part of the Chengdu Plain in Emeishan City, Mount Emei is called the “mountain of brightness” in Buddhism together with Plant Kingdom , Animal Paradise , Geological Museum, Heaven of Buddhism, and Beauty Spot under Heaven etc. The most spectacular scenery is the sunrise, the sea of clouds, the Buddha halo, and the saint light. It is fairly abundant in natural resources and cultural heritages. There used to be over 100 temples and halls on the mountain, but only some 20 still stand. You can visit Golden Summit, Wannian Temple, Qingying Pavilion, the Baoguo Temple, the Fuhu Temple , and the first Square. It is a saint destination for nature-lovers and the worshipers of Buddhism.

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The Emei Mountain is a very large scenic spot however private vehicles are not allowed to drive up the mountain. Private vehicles are required to park at the foot of the mountain and tourists travel to the Godden Summit or Wannian Temple by public bus leaving from the Passenger Transport Center. Please notice that the road up to the mountain is quite bumpy. We suggest you take motion-sickness medicine before get on the bus if you suffer from car-sickness.

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Mt. Emei has a long history. According to the archaeological material, people in remote ancient times have lived in this place. As early as 5,000 years ago, the Emperor Xuanyuan paid two visits to the mountain to learn Tao thoughts. 1,900 years ago, a practitioner built the first monastery in the mountain, thus marked the Emei the birthplace of Buddhism in Yangtze Valley. Today the Buddhist culture has become the main body of Emei Culture. The Buddhist architecture, music, grottos and paintings in the mountain all reflect rich religious flavor and culture.

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Most buildings in Lijiang are built low, with three stories at most. According to locals, this ensures that “wherever you stand, nothing will block your view of the snow mountain.” Welcome to China, Chinatourguide.com is pleasure to provide service for your China tours.

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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a sanctuary for rare animals and wild plants. In fact, one fourth of all plant species in China can be found here and 20 primeval forest communities shelter a big family of 400 types of trees and 30 kinds of animals which are protected by the state. These species live in different temperature levels and create different kinds of views. The 13 peaks, which have the altitudes of at least 4,000 meters, are covered by snow all year round; the mountain is also called the "Natural Glacier Museum" for it has all types of glacier. Move down from the mountaintop and you can see rivers and pools, which are formed by the thawed snow water running along the valley and through the forests. The plants and the animals are different according to the altitude, so are the views. Every sight brings you a surprise and every step takes you to a new scene.  Each of the meadows on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain has its own special character due to their different landscape and height. For instance, Yunshanping (Spruce Plateau) is grassland with gigantic spruces whilst Ganhaizi (Dry Sea) used to be a highland lake as its name tells, the meadow was formed after the water had dried up.

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The mountain is a holy mountain for the Naxi (also spelt Nakhi and Nahi) people, a soul of the tribe. Allegedly, the Naxi tribe believed that their Genius "Sanduo" was the god of mountain, living on the Jade Dragon Mountain. Legends say whenever the Naxi people fought with their enemy, he always appeared, with white face like the snow, wearing white helmet and white armor, riding a white horse, holding a white spear, to help the Naxi soldiers to defeat the enemy. Naxi warriors must sacrifice the "Sanduo" god before they went to battle. On the slope of the mountain lies a "Sanduo Temple" where the Genius "Sanduo" of the Naxi people is worshipped.

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The people who have visited Huangshan will tell you a fact, that is the best scenic of Huangshan Mountain in the peak zone, especially the days in mist.  It is true. And next let me tell you some other facts about when to visit the mountain.

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The Low Season (Dec 1 – Feb 28): The weather during the time is colder, less tourist. RMB150 for the entrance tickets, RMB65 for the cable car cost; at the same time, the hotel prices also falls. It is the perfect time to visit the magical snowscape of Huangshan with the lowest cost throughout the year.

The Shoulder Season (Mar 1 – Dec 30): You’d better to avoid the weekend during the time. A lot of people in China will choose weekend to make a short tour. And the hotel at Huangshan will be more expensive than usual.

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The Peak Season (the first week of May and October; Chinese Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival): The period are the special time of the shoulder season, since it is long vacation in China. A lot more Chinese people will make travel plan during the time. So it is very hard to book hotels. Other costs all are very expensive.
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Notice: Before starting your trip, you ‘d better to check the weather there. For it rains a lot during May and June. And weather on the mountain top always stay 5-8 degrees cooler than the foot of the mountain. Especially in the spring and autumn season, the temperature varies greatly between day and night. You need to take one more cloth with you.

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