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Mount Emei is a mountain in Sichuan province of Western China. At 3,099 metres Mt. Emei is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. The patron bodhisattva of Emei is Samantabhadra, …

Mount Emei is a mountain in Sichuan province of Western China. At 3,099 metres Mt. Emei is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. The patron bodhisattva of Emei is Samantabhadra, known in Chinese as Puxian 16th and 17th century sources allude to the practice of martial arts in the monasteries of Mount Emei made the earliest extant reference to the Shaolin Monastery as Chinese boxing's place of origin. Mt. Emei was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996


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  • 1. Emei Shan is the highest of China's four holy Buddhist mountains, rising 3099m above sea level about 170 km from Chengdu . Buddhists believe the mountain is home to Samantabhadra - patron of the Lotus Sutra and Boddhisattva of Pervading Goodness Emei Shan
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  • 3. Samantabhadra patron of Lotus Sutra Bodhisattva of Pervading Goodness
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  • 10. The first temple erected on the mountain was built during Han dynasty D uring the Ming and Qing dynasties, Emei Shan became one of China's most important centers of Buddhism Many of its 100 temples fell into disrepair after the fall of the Qing dynasty, but since 1976, much has been done to restore past glory
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  • 21. If the weather cooperates, the vista is divine at 3077m high Golden Peak (Jin Ding) The highest point of Emei Shan is the Ten Thousands Buddha Summit at 3099m, a monorail can take you there from Golden Peak
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  • 24. The Sea of Clouds
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  • 27. Shopping center
  • 28. Photo imagery: Simona Ţicrea Arrangement: Sanda Foişoreanu Peter Kater & Nawang Khechog The Dance Of Innocents - Fresh Wind