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Known as one of China’s Four Sacred Buddhist Mountain and the ashram for Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (the place of enlightenment), Mount Emei has been a lodestone to Buddhist pilgrims for centuries. It played a vital role during the development of Buddhism in China. It is said the Buddhism was introduced into China in the 1st century CE via the Silk Road from India to Mount Emei, and the first Buddhist temple in China was built at the Golden Summit of Mount Emei, and then the Buddhism spread widely through the East.
This 3 days Buddhism itinerary, with Buddhist essence of Mount Emei covered, is especially designed for Buddhist followers or travelers who are interested Chinese Buddhism. You will firstly pay a pilgrimage to the World Heritage Site Leshan Giant Buddha – a huge statue of Maitreya Buddha, and then explore most spiritual Buddhist temples (like Baoguo Temple, Fuhu Temple, Qingyin Pavilion, Huazang Temple, etc.) hidden in lush forest of Mount Emei. Beyond its rich Buddhist heritage, Mount Emei also perches on the edge of Himalayan Kingdoms which make it a land of diversity. The stunning natural scenery will be an added bonus during your sacred journey among these Buddhist sites.
China Discovery's exclusive offer: we can make an appointment with the abbot of Huazang Temple at Golden Summit to open a lecture of Buddhism for you if the abbot is available. If you want to experience the lecture, you are required to make early booking and leave us at least a month to prepare.
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