Emei Shan Mountain
Mount Emei, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 3,099m/10,167ft above sea level, is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains and has been an active spiritual and philosophical centre since the 4th century. Some thirty or so active temples are scattered over the mountainside amid exuberant vegetation. Whether you walk up or travel by cable-car, the vision of the sea of clouds, clinging to the mountainside and shrouding the plain below, is truly breath-taking.
Mt. Emei is a sacred Buddhist haven. It is one of the four most divine Buddhism Mountains in China. This Buddhist legacy mainly contained in the numerous temples and the buildings bears witness to the unusual historical role of the mountain in Buddhism development since the religion was introduced to China over 2,000 years ago. The mountain enjoys great popularity among Buddhists in China. Every morning streams of Buddhism pilgrims armed with joss sticks conquer the steep stairs of the mountain and swarm into the countless temples.