Emei Shan attractions

Buddhist Temple in Emei Shan

Jīndǐng Temple

This magnificent temple is at the Golden Summit (Jīndǐng; 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 m…
Buddhist Monastery in Emei Shan

Wànnián Temple

Reconstructed in the 9th century, Wànnián Temple (1020m) is the oldest surviving Éméi temple. It’s dedicated to the man on the white elephant, the Bodhisattva Pǔxián (also known as Samantabhadra), the Buddhist Lord …
Wildlife Reserve in Emei Shan

Monkey Zone

Between Qīngyīn Pavilion and Hóngchūn Píng (Venerable Trees Terrace), you will at some point encounter the mountain’s infamous monkeys. Unfortunately, those before you have teased this merry band into grabby monster…
Buddhist Monastery in Emei Shan

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 a pool to speak of. Being almost at the crossroads of both major trails, the te…
Buddhist Monastery in Emei Shan

Bàoguó Temple

Constructed in the 16th century, this temple (550m) features beautiful gardens of rare plants, as well as a 3.5m-high porcelain Buddha dating back to 1415, which is housed near the Sutra Library. This is not include…
Buddhist Temple in Emei Shan

Qīngyīn Pavilion

Named ‘Pure Sound Pavilion’ after the soothing sounds of the waters coursing around rock formations, this temple (710m) is built on an outcrop in the middle of a fast-flowing stream. Rest in one of the small pavilio…
Buddhist Monastery in Emei Shan

Xiānfēng Temple

Somewhat off the beaten track on the long way round to the peak, this carefully tended monastery (1752m) is backed by rugged cliffs and surrounded by fantastic scenery. Entrance to the nearby Jiǔlǎo Cave is ¥10.
Buddhist Monastery in Emei Shan

Jiēyǐn Monastery

A large main hall and several smaller shrines mark the starting point of the final push to Jīndǐng Peak. To take the cable car to Jīndǐng, you'll have to walk up 1.5km from Léidòngpíng to here.
Buddhist Monastery in Emei Shan

Fúhǔ Temple

Located about 1km from Bàoguó Temple, Fúhǔ Temple (630m) is hidden deep within the forest. It houses a 7m-high copper pagoda inscribed with Buddhist images and texts. It's not included in the Éméi Shān entrance tick…
Buddhist Temple in Emei Shan


Fabled to be the spot where legendary nymph Bai Suzhen morphed from a white snake into a beautiful woman, the temple that currently occupies the site sees very few travellers wandering this far off of the primary pa…