Emei Shan is one of the 4 most sacred Buddhist
mountains in China. The undulating peaks, covered with lush forests
and green bamboo occupy an area of more than 300 sq km in the southwest
of Sichuan province.
Emei Shan is the general name for 3 mountains,
Da'e (Great E), Er'e (Second E) and San'e (Third E). The mountains
are majestic, quiet and serene and acclaimed in China as "a
Beauty under Heaven".
Visitors are drawn to Emei Shan either as a place
of pilgrimage or simply to scale the magnificent heights. Most of
the monasteries and temples at Emei Shan were built during the Eastern
Han dynasty (25-220AD), while others were added later. As a well-known
Buddhist sanctuary of Samantabhadra, Emei Shan once had more than
The main temples and scenic areas are: Baoguo Monastery,
Wannian Monastery, Fuhu (Ambushing Tiger) Monastery, Leiyin (Thunder
Sound) Monastery, Chunyang Hall, Qingyin (Pure Tone) Tower, Heilongjiang
plank road, Hongchun Ping, Xianfeng (Fairy Peak) Monastery, Xixiang
(Wash Elephant) Pool, Golden Summit, Huayan Top, and White Dragon
Visitors often choose to spend a couple of days
in this area.