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Emei Mountain

Mount Emei (Emei Shan), with an elevation of 3,099 meters, is located 165 kilometers from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. Emei Mountain draws the attention of tourists since ancient times with phenomenal views all the year round.

Mt. Emei is known as one of the four primary shrine mountains of Buddhism in China and the famous national park, situated 7 kilometers southwest of Emeishan City, Sichuan Province. The mountain stretches out for 23km from south to north, occupying an area of about 115 square kilometers. Viewed from afar, its catchy Da'e and Ere hills stand side by side in quite a symmetry, long and thin like the delicate eyebrows of a beautiful maid, hence the name, which literally means "the charming eyebrow of a beautiful maid" in Chinese.

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The long extending range of Mt Emei lies between Mt Liangshan and Mt. Laishan, reffered to as "Mt Emei Block Belt" in geology. In its very long development, the mountain has gone through various ice invasion, water erosion, and wind sweeping of the nature, and finally presents itself with a rich a diversity of miraculous scenes. Te altitude difference of thousands meters brings about a temperature drop as sharp as 15°C, and atop the mountain Emei it is rainy and foggy, with an average of 26.5 raining days of a year. Hence the Emei Mountain is veiled behind misty clouds almost all year long, and it is a rare oppourtunity to have clear glimpse of the entire mountain.

Mountain Emei is a world famous site of tourism, with a miraculous view for each of its hills and a surprise every few steps. There are the recognized top ten scenes of Sunny Clouds over Loufeng Peak, Evening Belts at Shenji Monastery, Clear Sound under Twin Bridges, Morning Rain at Hongchun, Elephant Pond in Moonlight, Autumn Breeze over Baishui Monastery, Nine Sages's Residence, Overhanging Greenery at Linyan Rock, Snow World at Daping Monastery, and Buddha's Halo, Cloud Sea, Sunrise, and Holy Lamps. And there are series of interesting sites such as Nation Dedicating Temple, Tiger Taming Temple, Myriad Years Temple, Clear Sound Pavillion, Immortal Peak Temple, Elephant Bathing Pond, Hongchun Terrace, and Golden Summit. Below is the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi's Handwriting for Mt. Emei:

Featured with the graceful natural beauty, the long Buddhist culture, the rich resources of wild life, and the singular topography, Mount Emei wins itself the honor of "Top Elegance under the sun".

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