Things to Do in Mount Emei

Mount Emei, located 156 km away from Chengdu, is a UNESCO Natural and Cultural Heritage Site featuring pleasant weather, splendid natural scenery and historical Buddhist sites. Once you visit Mount Emei, you will not be indulged by the amazing natural beauty, but also eperience the sacred Buddhist culture there.

Emei Mountain Map

Chengdu Panda Base

No.1: Baoguo Temple

Type: Religious Site, Ancient Ruins

Recommended Length of Visit: 1 hour

At the foot of Mount Emei is Baoguo Monastery (altitude: 551 meters), which is normally the starting point of the route up the mountain. As the largest temple of the mountain, Baoguo Temple is built in a typical courtyard home style, covering an area of over 10 acres. While traveling deeper into the temple, you can have different views of Mt. Emei. Built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), is also the home to the Mount Emei Buddhist Society. 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.

Wuhou Memorial Temple

No.2: Golden Summit

Type: Landmarks

Recommended Length of Visit: Stay overnight to see the sunrise

The Golden Summit (altitude: 3077 m) is absolutely the highlight of every Emei Tour. Once you reach the top of the mountain, you will be amazed by the awe-inspiring view of Huazhang Temple, which was constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1640) and restored in the 1970’s. There is the highest golden Buddha Statue of Puxian in the world, casting in copper and plated in Gold. Also, you will indulged in the spectacular view from the summit.

Renmin Park

No.3: Qingying Pavilion

Type: Religious & Natural Site

Recommended Length of Visit: 1-2 hours

Qingying Pavilion is about 15 kilometers up from Baoguo Temple, where the Black Dragon River meets the White Dragon River. The surrounding of the pavilion is praised as the most beautiful natural part of Mount Emei. The whole area of the pavilion is a fine picture with green hills and blue water. The water splashing in all directions like broken pieces of crystal pearls and jade and forms a series of water drops flying in the air and then drop into the pond.

Jinli Old Street

No.4: Wannian Temple

Type: Religious Site

Recommended Length of Visit: 1 hour

Located at 1020 meters, Wannian Temple is one of the most ancient temples on Mount Emei. The highlight of the temple is a bronze statue of Bodhisattva Puxian sitting on a white elephant. This statue of the Buddhist “Lord of Truth” is 7.3 meters tall and weighs 62 tons. The lotus flowers as well as the six-tusked elephant are well proportioned and extremely vivid, which highly represent the foundry art practiced during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279).

Opening Hours of Wannian Temple Cable Car
(Wannian Temple – Wanniansi Parking Space)
1st, February – 9th, November: 07:30 – 18:00
10th, November – 31st, January: 07:30 – 18:00

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