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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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