Mountain Emei, located in the southwest of Emeishan City of Sichuan Province with 160 kilometers (99 miles) from Chengdu, the province capital of Sichuan Province, covers an area of 154 square kilometers (59 square miles). The main peak in Emei Mt. is Wanfo Top with 3,099 meters (10,167 feet) above the sea level. Mountain Emei is one of the four mountain ranges in China that Buddhists considere sacred together with Wutai Mt. in Shanxi Province, Putuo Mt. in Zhejiang Province and Jiuhua Mt. in Anhui Province. It has been a long time that Emei Mt. wass described as the "Beauty Under Heaven", and the temples in Emei Mt. were built as early as the Eastern Han Dynasty(25 A.D.-220 A.D.)and Buddhism was introduced to the mountain during the Jin Dynasty (1115 A.D.-1234 A.D.). There were more than 150 temples in Ming Dynasty (1368- A.D.1644 A.D.) and Qing Dynasty (1616 A.D.-1911 A.D.). There are 26 temples in Emei Mt, among which 8 of them attract visitors from all over the world each year, besides, most temples house a statue of Samantabhadra. Emei Mt. was enlisted by the UNESCO on world heritage site in the name of both natural and culture relics in December the 6th, 1996.
A legend goes like that Emei Mt. was the place where Samantabhadra gave lectures on Buddhism, and there is a statue of Samantabhadra in each temple in memory of him．The main scenic spots on the mountain include the Baoguo Temple, Xianfeng Temple, Qingyin Pavilion, Wannian Temple, Fohu temple, Hongchun Platform, Heilongjiang Tunnel and Golden Summit．The trees are verdant throughout all the year; the waterfalls are charming; and the entire sceneries are beautiful and quiet. The landscape varies based on the seasons, the altitudes of the mountain and the climate. Now let’s appreciate the scenic spots one after another.
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