1-Day Spiritual Journey: Emei Mountain & Leshan Buddha

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by Sebastian

May 7, 2024 · 1 min read

Emeishan 1 Day Itinerary

Embark on a spiritual journey with our one-day itinerary to the majestic Emeishan. Begin your day by immersing yourself in the natural beauty and tranquility of Emei Mountain. Renowned for its hot springs and water park, this destination offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Spend your day exploring the lush landscapes and cultural sites, and let the serene environment refresh your mind and body. After a day at Emei Mountain, continue your journey to the awe-inspiring Leshan Giant Buddha. Standing as a testament to ancient craftsmanship and religious devotion, this world cultural heritage site will leave you in awe during your two-hour visit. Marvel at the monumental statue carved into the cliff face, and let the grandeur of this historic marvel complete your Emeishan experience.

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1 Day in Emeishan Itinerary: Day 1

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Emei Mountain

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Kicking off our Emeishan adventure, the first stop is the awe-inspiring Emei Mountain. Renowned for its breathtaking scenery and spiritual significance, Emei Mountain is a sanctuary of tranquility. Spend your day exploring its lush landscapes, which are dotted with ancient temples and teeming with wildlife. The highlight for many is the indulgence in the mountain's natural hot springs, a perfect way to relax and rejuvenate amidst nature. For those seeking a splash of fun, the water park offers a refreshing contrast to the mountain's serene surroundings. With a full day dedicated to this natural wonder, you'll have ample time to soak in the vibrant atmosphere and the panoramic views from the Southwest Gate.

Attraction Info

  • Near Emeishan (Southwest Gate), No. 41 Mingshan South Road, Emeishan City, Leshan City
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 days
  • Open from 05/01-10/31,6:00am-5:00pm;Open from 11/01-04/30,7:00am-4:00pm;Open from 5:30am-5:00pm during Dragon Boat Festival

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Leshan Giant Buddha

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After immersing yourself in the natural splendor of Emei Mountain, a short journey brings you to the Leshan Giant Buddha. Carved into the cliffs of Lingyun Mountain, this colossal statue stands as a testament to human ingenuity and religious devotion. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant Buddha draws visitors from around the globe, who come to marvel at its grandeur. Allocate around two hours to fully appreciate the monument's intricate details and the surrounding landscape. The serene gaze of the Buddha offers a moment of reflection, making this an unforgettable stop on your Emeishan itinerary.

Attraction Info

  • 2435 Lingyun Road, Shizhong District, Leshan City
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-4 hour
  • Open from 04/01-10/07,7:30am-6:30pm,7:30pm-10:30pm;Open from 10/08-03/31,8:00am-5:30pm,7:00pm-10:00pm

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Top Things to Do in Emeishan-2024

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Emei Mountain
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Highlights:
Mount Emei is one of the four famous mountains of Chinese Buddhism, and it is also the temple of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. There are numerous Buddhist monasteries in the mountains that combine to give this place a holy and serene atmosphere. The scenery in the mountains are beautiful. The four seasons each have their own characteristics. If you are lucky, you can see the sunrise and sea of clouds. Do note that the monkeys in Mount Emei are notoriously naughty. They are not afraid of people, and even take the initiative to ask tourists for food.
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Golden Peak Temple
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Emeishan's Golden Peak Temple is surrounded on all sides by places of interest, attractions, and temples of all sizes, shapes, and historicity. To visit here is to truly experience the essence of Emeishan. Golden Peak Temple's golden statue of the Samantabhadra (the Universal Worthy with Four Faces and Ten Great Vows) is a must-see for many tourists to Emeishan. It is also one of the Han ethnicity national key temples of Buddhism. At 3,079 meters above sea level, visitors to the Golden Peak Temple will find their breath taken away by more than just the 48m tall Samantabhadra. While there, devotees may also go to the Huayan Temple to pay respect to the Buddha. From all four sides of the Golden Peak Temple, it is possible to see Emeishan's four wonders - the rising sun, the sea of clouds, the glory of the Buddha, and the holy light.
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Baoguo Temple
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The Baoguo Temple, not far from Mount Emei, was built in the Wanli Period of the Ming Dynasty and is the starting point for most tourists to visit the Emei Mountain Scenic Area. The plaque of the "Baoguo Temple" on the temple gate is from the hand of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty. It is also the center of the Buddhist activities in the mountains. The main hall is the Maitreya Hall, the Daxiong Hall, the Seven Buddha Hall and the Puxian Hall. Today it is home to the Emeishan Buddhist Association, where many large ceremonies are held.
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Emeishan 1 Day Itinerary