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3 Days Mount Emei Leshan Giant Buddha Highlights Tour with Emei Kung Fu Class

Memorable Mount Emei Journey

About 2300 years ago, a hermit whose name is Situ Xuankong, created Emei Tongbi Boxing (Arm Fist Boxing) after imitating the movements of wild monkeys in Emei Mountain, which is believed to be the first time that Chinese Kung fu (the Martial Art) recorded in the history, making Emei Mountain the real origin of Chinese Kung Fu. Till today, Emei Kung Fu has become one of Three Most Important Chinese Kung Fu Sects (other two are Shaolin Kung Fu and Wudang Kung Fu), also has been listed in National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

China Discovery is honored to co-operate with a master of Emei Kung Fu - Qiao Zhengquan, who is also an inheritor of National Intangible Cultural Heritage of Kung Fu to provide opportunities for Kung Fu lovers to learn about the theory and manners as well as learn to acquire some skill of authentic Emei Kungfu, which will be organized at the beautiful lower area of Mount Emei, usually in a Buddhist temple. After the Kung Fu class, you also have chance to explore the Golden Summit and other highlights of Mount Emei. You will also take a visit to the nearby Leshan Giant Buddha. What a memorable journey!

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-EKFT-03
  • Price : from $524
    1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
    2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
  • Theme : Kung Fu / Nature / Buddhism
  • Physical Demands :

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • Learn to acquire some real Kung Fu skills of Emei Kung Fu under the instruction of Emei Kung Fu master;
  • Get a free lesson of Health Preservation skills of amending spine, protecting knee joint, clearing lung heat, strengthening breath, etc.
  • Enjoy a full day exploration of Mount Emei’s highlights including Golden Summit, Wanian Temple, Huazang Temple, etc.
  • Enjoy a visit to Leshan Giant Buddha which is an engineering wonder, man-made marvel, and one of the Chinese holiest Buddhist sites.
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Day 1 Chengdu - Mount Emei - Kung Fu Class (L)

Highlights of today: Emei Kung Fu Class

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel by your tour guide and driver, and then drive about 2 hours to Mount Emei to experience and master some authentic Emei Kung Fu. The program is divided into two parts

Part 1: Kung Fu Theory Learning

1. Your Kung Fu teacher will take you to trace back on the origin, development, and introduce the philosophy and features of Emei Kung Fu.
2. Learn about etiquette of Emei Kung Fu, including how to make bows, how to hold fists on hips, how to hold weapons before match, etc.
3. Learn some useful Health Preservation skills, such as how to amend spine, how to protect knee joint, how to clear lung heat, how to strengthen your breath, how to improve bowel movement, how to practice Chi, etc.
4. Learn Mi Zi Ba Fa (米字八法), which is a basic Emei Kung Fu practicing movement skill.

Part 2: Kung Fu Training

After Kung Fu theory learning, it’s time to acquire some real Kung Fu skills of Emei Kung Fu. The eventual kind of Emei Kung Fu is flexible, according to your interest and time. Generally, there are two kinds of Emei Kung Fu taught: Emei Tai Chi which is recommended for senior participants; Emei Bunt (Duan Da). Your Kung Fu teacher will demonstrate the complete movements of Emei Kung Fu skills, then split the movements into pieces and instruct you to acquire each movement. The training usually needs 2~3 hours to finish.

After the Kung Fu program, go back to your hotel and have a good rest for tomorrow’s Mount Emei tour.

  • Learn Emei Kung Fu under teacher's instruction Learn Emei Kung Fu under teacher's instruction
  • Emei Kung Fu master Qiao teaching Kung Fu in front of Baoguo Temple Emei Kung Fu master Qiao teaching Kung Fu in front of Baoguo Temple

Day 2 Mount Emei Hiking & Sightseeing (B, L)

Highlights of today: Mount Emei, Golden Summit, Huazang Temple

Get up early to have breakfast and pack well, then go to Emeishan Tourist Center to take an eco-bus to Wuxiangang Parking Lot. You will start hiking from the parking lot, towards the tranquil Qingyin Pavilion which is one of the most beautiful places in Mount Emei. Spend some time there to explore ancient temples there, then keep walking about 2 km/2hrs to Wannian Temple. This Buddhist temple is one of the most ancient temples on Mount Emei. Its treasure is a bronze statue of Bodhisattva Puxian sitting on a white elephant, which highly represents the foundry art practiced during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). Spend about 1 hour seeing temples, then walk down to Wannian Temple Parking Lot to take an eco-bus directly up to Leidongping, which takes about 2 hours. Leidongping is located at the upper region of Mount Emei with an elevation of 2430m. You will have lunch at Leidongping before setting out for the mountain top.

Keep on walking about 30mins along stone steps to the cable car station, along which you will have chance to see the wild monkeys. Take a cable car (about 5mins) up to the Golden Summit (3077m) which is the biggest highlight and very essence of Mount Emei. Once you get to the Golden Summit, the first view appearing in front of you is a towering multi-faced golden statue (48m) of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. Next to the golden statue sits the bronze Huazang Temple which is the first temple established on Mount Emei whose history can be traced back to 1st century CE. You can stroll around the Golden Summit to explore Buddhist architecture and tradition, and enjoy panoramic view of Mount Emei and surrounding. In clear days, you can even see the snow-clad of Mount Gongga (7556m), Asia’s largest table mountain - Wawu Mountain and winding rivers flowing through Emeishan city. If weather permits, you will have luck to enjoy its magnificent wonder of Cloud Sea.

Sightsee around 1.5 hours on the Golden Summit area, then descend by cable car to Leidongping and take eco-Bus again back to the tourist center. Your private car is ready to transfer you back to your hotel.

Optional visit to Wanfoding (Ten Thousands Buddha Peak): Wanfoding (3099m), the highest peak in Mount Emei, is currently reopening to tourists who are less 60 years old, but it is only open during 07:00~14:00, and the largest allowed capacity is only 2000 tourists per day. If you want to visit Wanfoding and time allows, please discuss with your tour guide. It usually takes about 2~3 hours to visit Wanfoding.

  • Wannian Temple in March Wannian Temple in March
  • Elegant beauty of the Double Flying Bridges at Qingying Pavilion Elegant beauty of the Double Flying Bridges at Qingying Pavilion
  • Emei Mountain Golden Summit View Emei Mountain Golden Summit View

Day 3 Leshan Giant Buddha - Chengdu ( B, L )

Highlights of today: Leshan Giant Buddha, Huanglongxi Ancient Town

After breakfast, set out early from your hotel to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Leshan Giant Buddha when it is less-crowded. Carved during AD713~803 on a mountain rock cliff by the river, with its head reaching to the mountain top and its feet standing next to the river, Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest and tallest stone-carved statue of Buddha in the world. The total height is 71 meters; while the head is 14.7meters high and 10 meters wide, ear is 7meters high, 28 meters between knees and insteps. Its insteps can hold over a hundred people. On the right cliff of the Giant Buddha, there is a plank road built along with the Giant Buddha. You may be wondering why such a giant Buddha was built? It is said to have been built to calm the turbulent waters that plagued passing boats and killed many people each year in ancient time. From the top to foot, the plank road has nine turns, thus it’s called Nine Bends Plank Road. The widest part of the road is 1.45m and the narrowest part is only 0.6m, and there are 217 stone steps in total. You will walk down to the feet of the Giant Buddha for a closer view.

After Giant Buddha visit, drive back to Chengdu and visit Huanglongxi Ancient Town on route. In spite of a history of 1700 years, Huanglongxi Ancient Town till remains its antique flavor given off by ancient buildings and old folklore custom. The featured layout and architectures make it a national film and television photography base and 150 more movies have been shot here. You can turn to any direction to find something interesting to explore, like courtyards, ancient banyan trees, or foot bridges. Strolling alongside the running stream or dabbling in the water which run through the town will be an enjoyable experience and you will feel a cool and refreshing summer.

Lastly, drive back to your hotel in Chengdu. Our service ends.

  • Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage
  • 1700 Years Old Huanglongxi Ancient Town 1700 Years Old Huanglongxi Ancient Town

The quotation for this trip is from $524 Per Person

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2025.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD USD 1=RMB 7.00. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
  • Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
  • All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Accident insurance;
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities;
  • Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

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Photo gallery of this trip

  • Learn Emei Kung Fu under teacher's instruction Learn Emei Kung Fu under teacher's instruction
  • Emei Kung Fu master Qiao teaching Kung Fu in front of Baoguo Temple Emei Kung Fu master Qiao teaching Kung Fu in front of Baoguo Temple
  • Wannian Temple in March Wannian Temple in March
  • Elegant beauty of the Double Flying Bridges at Qingying Pavilion Elegant beauty of the Double Flying Bridges at Qingying Pavilion
  • Emei Mountain Golden Summit View Emei Mountain Golden Summit View
  • Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage
  • 1700 Years Old Huanglongxi Ancient Town 1700 Years Old Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Most Important Mount Emei Travel Notes

1. Why Travel with China Discovery’s Private Tours?

Based in Chengdu (only 2hrs driving from Mount Emei) with more than 1360 good reviews on Tripadvisor, we always master the first-hand travel information of Mount Emei, Leshan Giant Buddha and other beautiful places in Chengdu region. We know what is the best way to do a Buddhist tour, hiking or other themed Mount Emei tours; Our private tour packages assure you the highest standards with great flexibility, comfort and personalized arrangement. You will your personal travel consultant, professional tour guide and a private vehicle which only serve for your party - nobody else. All-inclusive tour package to let you enjoy the best of Mount Emei as well as Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Daocheng Yading, Mount Siguniang, etc.

2. Where is Mount Emei and how to get there

Mount Emei is located about 140km south from Chengdu downtown, approximately 2 hours’ driving or 1 hour’s high speed train. You are suggested to get there with China Discovery’s comfortable and efficient private transfers so that you can focus 100% on enjoy sightseeing. If you want to experience high speed train, we can also arrange for you.

3. How to plan Mount Emei tour?

A Mount Emei tour usually starts from Chengdu (about 2hrs’ driving or 1 hour’s high speed train), and includes a visit to nearby Leshan Giant Buddha. You can visit Mount Emei in 1 day (only exploring the Golden Summit area), in 2 days (hiking and spend a night on the mountain for sunrise and sunset), or in 3 days for an in-depth hiking. Eco-bus and cable cars are available to save time and energy.

4. Where to stay, on the Mountain or in the city?

Travelers usually stay a night in Emeishan city or Baoguo Temple area at the foot of the mountain for the arrival night. You don’t have to stay one more night in Emeishan city or on the mountain for extra nights if you only take the classic day tour. If you want to take the classic hike to Golden Summit, you need to stay a night on the mountain, usually at Leidongping or Golden Summit where there are some hotels offer rooms, but not as good as you’ll get in the city. If you want to take the longer hiking of 3 days, you need to stay an extra night at a temple on the mountain.

5. Mount Emei weather and best time to visit

Mount Emei is available for traveling all year around. There are different things to explore in different seasons, such as floras in spring, waterfalls in summer, red leaves in autumn and snow in winter. The best two periods are April to June and September to November when the weather is more enjoyable and there are less crowds. If you go to visit Mount Emei in winters when the scenery is also very stunning, you need to walk very carefully as the steps are slippery with frozen ice.

6. You can use Eco buses and cable cars to shorten your hiking

Hiking from the foot to the summit of Mount Emei takes at least 2 days, thus eco-bus and cable cars are operated to shorten your hiking, save energy and time. If you take the classic day tour, you will take eco-bus from tourist center to Leidongping, then shift to cable car to reach Golden Summit. If you take the 2 days or 3 days hiking, you can take eco-bus to Wannian Temple Parking Lot or Wuxiangang Parking Lot to start your hiking. It takes about 2 hours to get to Leidongping, 30mins to get to Wannian Temple Parking Lot and Wuxiangang Parking Lot by eco-bus. There are two cableways on Mount Emei, one connecting Wanian Temple Parking Lot to Wannian Temple which is only taken by hikers and Buddhists , the other connecting Jieyin Pavilion to Golden Summit which is taken by most of travelers. The cableways have two ways, our suggestion is take the round-trip cable cars, or take one-way cable car and walk the other way, i.e. walking up Golden Summit and descent by cable car.

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