Jīndǐng (Golden Summit) Temple
Elephant Bathing Pool
According to legend, Elephant Bathing Pool (2070m) is where Pǔxián flew his elephant in for a nice scrub, but today there’s not much of...
Somewhat off the beaten track, this carefully tended monastery (1752m) is backed by rugged cliffs and surrounded by fantastic scenery.
A cool, misty retreat from Sìchuān basin’s usual heat, stunning Éméi Shān (3099m) is one of China’s four sacred Buddhist Mountains (the...
With a small outdoor seating area on lively 'Food Street', this place does Western breakfasts, simple noodle dishes and all the Sìchuān...
Jīndǐng (Golden Summit) Temple information
This magnificent temple is at the Golden Summit (Jīn Dǐng; 3077m), commonly referred to as the mountain’s highest peak. This temple is a striking modern renovation, covered with glazed tiles and surrounded by white marble balustrades. In front, the prominent 48m-tall golden statue of multi-dimensional Samantabhadra (十方普贤; Shífāng Pǔxián) honours mountain protector Pǔxián, and was added in 2006.
The mountain’s highest point (3099m) is actually nearby Wànfó Dǐng (Ten Thousand Buddha Summit), but it has been closed to visitors for some years now.