4 Days Sichuan Buddhism Tour

Buddhism Journey in Sichuan for Real Spiritual Baptism

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This is the real Buddhism pilgrimage journey and spiritual exploration in Sichuan. In 4 days, you’ll set your feet upon the path to Mount Emei, Leshan Giant Buddha, Wenshu Monastery and Baoguang Temple to have spiritual communication with Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, Maitreya Buddha, Manjusri Buddisattva… also, explore, meditate, pray to have more inner talk with yourselves and finally gain inner peace or get the answers you are seeking for…

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit Baoguo Temple and Wannian Temple, hike several hours up to Golden Summit of Mount Emei, one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China;
  • Marvel at the largest stone Buddha in the world – Leshan Giant Buddha, a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future and achieve complete enlightenment;
  • Immerse yourselves in the tranquil atmosphere in the top Zen Buddhism temple in West China;
  • Extend to Baoguang Temple which is famous for 518 statues of Arhats and 13 Sarira.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Chengdu / Leshan / Mount Emei / Chengdu
Travel Length:
4 days and 3 nights
Tour Code:
CD-SBT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureHikingMountaineeringPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu – Baoguang Temple

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of giant panda. Your local guide and experienced driver will meet you at the airport or railway station, and escort you to Baoguang Temple - one of the top four temples of Zen Buddhism in west China, in Xindu District, 18 km from Chengdu.

After reach Baoguang Temple, you’ll begin to immerse yourselves in the peaceful environment with rich atmosphere of Buddhism. Touch “Fu” on the Screen Wall, pray in the Hall of Tianwang Hall, appreciate Dagoba with 13 Buddhist Sarira, have a look at the 518 statues of Arhats, enjoy some quiet time to stay with Buddha and get inner peace while visiting.

After the tour, drive back to your hotel in Chengdu.

Baoguang Temple
Day 2 Chengdu – Leshan – Emeishan (B)

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In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. After a two-hour drive from Chengdu, you’ll reach Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest carved stone Buddha in the world. Sitting at the confluence of three rivers, the 71-meter Big Buddha was carved on the cliff of Lingyun Mountain, used to calm the turbulent waters. Observe Giant Buddha in different angles and have careful look at his head, hair, ears, nose, eyes, shoulders, body, hands, feet, etc. Get down from Nine Bend Plank Road, look up the Big Buddha and pray in front of him. If you like, you can extend to Lingyun Temple and Wuyou Temple to rich your Buddhism journey.

After visiting the Big Buddha, go ahead to Mount Emei, one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China. It takes 30 minutes from Leshan to Emei Mountain by road. You’ll pay Buddhism visit to Baoguo Temple, the biggest temple of Mount Emei at the mountain foot. It has several serene gardens with rare plants, a library of sutras and a huge porcelain Buddha. Another famous historical relic is the 25-ton bronze Bell, reputedly the second largest bell in China. While traveling deeper into the temple, you can have different views of Mount Emei.

Stay overnight at the foot of Mount Emei.

Leshan Giant Stone BuddhaThe Gate of Baoguo Temple
Day 3 Mount Emei (B)

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Buddhist Hiking Route: Qingyin Pavilion – Wannian Temple (about 3 hours); Leidongping – the Golden Summit (about 2 hours).

Today, you will first take an eco-car in the Scenic Area from Baoguo Temple to Wuxiangang Station. Enter the Scenic Area from Qingyin Pavilion, the most beautiful landscape of Mt. Emei, and start hiking to Wannian Temple. You will enjoy the amazing natural beauty of Emei Mountain en route.

After about 3-hour hiking, you will reach to Wannian Temple at the middle of the mountain. It is one of the most ancient temples on Emei Mountain. The highlight of the temple is a bronze statue of Bodhisattva Puxian sitting on a white elephant, which highly represent the foundry art practiced during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279).

Then, you will take a cable car down to the parking lot. Move on to Leidongpin by eco-bus from Wannian Temple parking lot after a 1.5-hour drive.

The final hiking period is from Leidongping to the Golden Summit (altitude:3077 m), which may takes about 2 hours. Once you reach the Golden Summit, the top of Mt. Emei, you will be indulged by the breathtaking view from the summit.

Stay overnight in a local hotel / guesthouse at the Golden Summit.

Buddhist Statue in Wannian TempleGolden Summit
Day 4 Emeishan – Chengdu (B)

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If weather permits, you can get up early to witness the unforgettable sunrise at the top of Mount Emei. After breakfast, visit the Huazang Temple and witness the highest golden Buddha Statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva in the world. When you finished your Buddhism pilgrimage visit on Golden Summit, you will get down the mountain by eco-car, and be escorted back to Chengdu.

After getting back to Chengdu, you will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in the hustling downtown of Chengdu – Wenshu Monastery. Marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, wander on the peaceful paths, soak in the reverent atmosphere and have a cup of tea to enjoy some peaceful moments.

Next is an impressive trip to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.

After the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel or be driven to Chengdu airport / train station for your flight or train to next destination. Service ends!

Three BuddhasMount Emei Sunrise

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