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Emei Mountain

Location:120 kilometers away from the provincial capital of Sichuan Province, Chengdu;
Opening time:6:00 AM -6:30 PM, daily;
Tel:86-10-6351-8284;
Best time for visit: all year long
Recommended time for a visit:4 hours
Open: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM, daily. Tickets:Summer RMB150;winter RMB90.
Website:www.emei-mountain.com

How to Get There

1) Take the bus at New south,Chengdu to Emei Mountain spending about RMB48.

Introduction

Emei Mountain is one of most majestic and spectacular holy mountains in the world. It is one of the four major Buddhist holy mountains and is the sacred abode of the Maha Bodhisattva Samantabhadra and the Avatamsaka Sutra. Samantabhadra is the primordial Buddha who manifests as a Bodhisattva to bring the teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism to this world system. Full of mountain spirits Emei Mountain was originally inhabited by shamans and Daoists. Laozi (Lao Tsu), the founder of Daoism established a temple in the Jiulao Cave near the mountain's peak during the 5th century BC with the nine ancients of Daoism. The famous Buddhist Monk Tangseng along with the Monkey King Sun Wukong also cultivated in the Jiulao Cave during their famous Journey West. China's most famous poet and Taoist drunken immortal Libai wrote scores of inspirational poems about the inconceivable nature of Emei Mountain. Even the Herbal Immortal Shennong still manifests in the expansive rainforest bestowing amrita elixirs that enlightens as well as they heal. The famous Tibetan Terton Khenpo Jigme Puntsog Rimpoche is the guiding light in the ever expanding Spiritual Water Tantric Monastery where even the Son of Heaven, Emperor Kangxi, stayed and cultivated the precious Buddha Dharma. As a beacon of Wisdom Light outstanding monks, nuns, lay practitioners and pilgrims from every spiritual tradition and every country in the world come to Emei Mountain to receive its blessings and harmonize in this magical sphere of intrinsic awareness.

Buddhist statues

The Buddhist statues in the temple are made by clay sculpture and the woodcarving, jade, copper, and iron cast, porcelain, etc, and all with vivid sculpt and exquisite technique. The Puxian riding elephant copper cast statue in the Wannian Temple could be said a superexcellent one in the mountain, and it is the first class protected cultural relic of China.

Amitabha copper stature

The Amitabha copper stature, tri-body Buddha copper statue, and de-gauze seven Buddha's in Baoguo Temple , etc., are all precious Buddhst statue. In addition, the Beiye lection, the Huayuan copper tower, the One-Thousand-Buddha Lotus Lamp, the Shengji curfew, the copper stele on Golden Peak and the golden signet of Puxian are all precious Buddhist culture relics. The Buddhist music of Emei Mountain are rich, colorful and larruping. The martial art of Emei Mountain is one of the three famous genres of China and enjoys high prestige in and out of China. These abundant Buddhist culture heritage are treasure of China.

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