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Emei Shan, China

  1. 1. Chengdu / Leishan & EmeiShan 之旅<br />Map of Sichuan<br />
  2. 2. As the night fall upon arrival, we put up our first night at Wenjun Mansion Hotel located at Qingtai Street – Chengdu’s ancient street.<br />
  3. 3. Experience the quiet & mysterious ancient street of Chengdu’s Qingtai Street & <br />feel its local customs ….the art of tea pouring <br />Please click on the photo to PLAY <br />
  4. 4. Lies on Qingtai Street, ShuFengYaYun蜀 风 雅 韵 <br />is a typical western style local opera house. <br />Showcasing Chinese traditional opera performance, <br />folk art, stunt and the famous changing face. <br />
  5. 5. The journey begin….<br />
  6. 6. Leishan – The Giant Buddha<br />It also known as Slumbering Buddha due to its shape when seen from the river, with the Giant Buddha as its heart. The statue depicts a seated Maitreya Buddha with his hands resting on his knees. <br />The Giant Buddha of <br />Leishan is carved on <br />Lingyun Hill at the <br />confluence of three <br />rivers, namely Min River, <br />Qingyi River, and <br />Dadu River. <br />
  7. 7. The Buddha is 71 meters high and <br />is wide enough for more than <br />100 people to sit between its feet. <br />
  8. 8. Seven hurt in village arson protest<br />By Jane Chen  |   2010-4-23  |   <br />SEVEN people were injured when more than 10 villagers yesterday set fire to a construction site in Emei Mountain scenic zone in southwest China's Sichuan Province to protest at the forced demolition of their homes.<br />The villagers headed by JianJianmin and Cheng Jianzhong carried gasoline to the construction site for a government resort complex, threatening workers to down tools, Emeishan City government said last night.<br />But online rumors said the clash led to one death, Caijing.com.cn reported<br />Oops we were stuck….<br />the bus cannot get through… <br />The dispute occurred in Baoning Village of Emeishan City's Eshan Town, which has benefited from tourism on Emei Mountain. <br />According to a city plan in 2001, more than 1,100 houses in five towns including Baoning Village will be demolished to build a tourism project between Emei Mountain and the Giant Stone Buddha at Leshan,inSichuan's neighboring Chongqing Municipality.<br />But the project was shelved due to villagers' protest over concerns after the land loss..<br />
  9. 9. Welcome to Emei Shan<br />
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  11. 11. Dinner time….<br />腊 肉 炒 山 菜<br />雪 摩 芋 烧 鸡<br />
  12. 12. 野山菜<br />串<br />串<br />泡<br />菜<br />小 吃<br />
  13. 13. Night view at the foot of Emei Shan <br />苐<br />一<br />山<br />亭<br />
  14. 14. Day 1 – The journey started from万年车站.<br />First pit stop at <br />先峰寺。<br />An approximate of 18.5 km journey.<br />
  15. 15. The journey to 万年寺。。。<br />
  16. 16. WannianTemple<br />万年寺<br />6-tusked white elephant<br />
  17. 17. There is a believe that if you rub the elephant’s <br />back, good luck will be cast upon you. <br />The Wannian Temple of 10000 Years is the oldest surviving Emei monastery(reconstructed in the 9th century).Its dedicated to the man on the white elephant, the Bodhisattva Puxian, who is the protector of the mountain. <br />
  18. 18. White Dragon Cave 白龙洞 is said to have been the place where <br />Lady BaiSuzhen, legendary nymph who was originally a white snake<br />later became a beautiful girll, cultivated her magic skills here. <br />
  19. 19. Niuxin Pavilion<br />牛<br />心<br />亭<br />Pavilion to relax while observing waterworks & <br />appreciate natural music .<br />
  20. 20. Qingyin Pavilion<br />Named the Pure Sound Pavilion because of the sound effects produced by rapid waters coursing around rock formations in the area, the temple itself is built on an outcrop in the middle of a fast-flowing stream<br />
  21. 21. An inspiration place for artists … <br />
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  23. 23. The Joking Monkey Zone <br />生<br />態<br />猴<br />区<br />Monkeys at this area are <br />tame to entertain visitors. <br />But, be wary on those living in the wild. <br />Don’t play play… <br />
  24. 24. Our first rest stop – tau foofah<br />
  25. 25. Hong Chun Ping, this Buddhist Monastery was named after the 1000-year old<br />HongchunTeramae old trees in front of the monastery. It was originally an Indian <br />monk retreat place and the temple was constructed during Sung Dynasty named as<br />Thousand Buddha Temple. Early Ming Dynasty (around 1369) Chu Shan monks <br />expanded it to monastery and named Thousand Buddha Monastery. <br />
  26. 26. 洪<br />椿<br />古<br />树<br />山<br />行<br />本<br />无<br />雨<br />空<br />翠<br />湿<br />人<br />衣<br />During spring and summer morning, the entire atmosphere will be filled with heavy mist that is moist enough to wet your shirt. Thus, named <br />洪椿晓雨.<br />
  27. 27. Between Hungchunping at 1120m, and<br />Xianfeng Temple , we need to pass through <br />one of the most difficult path with thousand of<br />steps, named as 99 Curves . The journey may be<br />exhausting…<br />
  28. 28. But, the view is <br />splendid…<br />
  29. 29. Wah! …A simple <br />meal with a great view<br />
  30. 30. Xianfeng Temple <br />also known as<br />Magic Peak Monastery<br />Finally, we reached our first pit stop – Xianfeng Temple. The room may look run down (as pointed in the picture) but it came with heated mattress,<br />tv, & a common but modern (24 hours hot <br />water) shower room. Cost RMB 80 per person. <br />After completing 18.5km for 8-hour, we had the earliest sleep in our life…7.30pm…ha haha<br />
  31. 31. The journey from Xianfeng Temple (1752m) to Yuxian Temple (1680m) is more on <br />descending mode and it was a good warm up session. <br />This was found along the way but not sure was it a leach. <br />However, it never disturb you & looks like they are still <br />having their winter sleep ??? <br />
  32. 32. The weather getting more misty and cold<br />
  33. 33. Yuxian Temple , 1680m<br />
  34. 34. Have a quick bite along the way <br />to recharge energy.<br />
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  36. 36. Elephant Bathing Pool, 2070m <br />
  37. 37. According to the legend, Samantbhadra once bathed his elephant in this pool before <br />continuing his ascent of Mount Emei or, as others say, before flying to heaven on <br />the elephant's back.<br />
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  39. 39. Food stalls are easily available along <br />the way… <br />
  40. 40. The journey continue…<br />
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  42. 42. Lei Dong Ping Temple, 2430m <br />
  43. 43. From Lei Dong Ping Temple, walked towards the bus station & proceed to Jie Yin Hall , 2540m (about 40 minutes walk ) and travel by cable car to <br />the Golden Summit. <br />
  44. 44. The icon on the Golden Summit…<br />Four faces Samanthabara on six-tusked elephant <br />
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  47. 47. 殿<br />Main Shrine – 大 雄 宝 <br />
  48. 48. Golden Roof <br />
  49. 49. Silver Roof <br />Golden Roof<br />Bronze Roof<br />
  50. 50. Front Face<br />Back Face<br />
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  52. 52. Cloud Sea<br />
  53. 53. Sacrifice Cliff<br />
  54. 54. Sunrise at Golden Summit <br />
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  57. 57. Puxian had become a monk and accepted <br />Buddha’s teaching since he was a child. Because<br />he had paid much attention to the practice when<br />performing the Buddhism, Sakyamuni then had<br />sent Puxian to Mt. Emei to spread the Buddhism, <br />and at the same time, he had also given the six-<br />tusked elephant to Puxian, meaning that the animal<br />was the symbol of spreading the Buddhism. After<br />This, the white elephant had become the riding <br />animal of Puxian. <br />Written by Emperor Kangxi<br />
  58. 58. BaoGuo Si is the first temple that you will meet <br />at the foot of Mt. Emei. It built in the 16th<br />century, enlarged in the 17th century by Emperor <br />Kangxi and recently renovated again.<br />
  59. 59. Taste of Sichuan...<br />
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  62. 62. Jinli Old Street <br />
  63. 63. Chengdu~ 三 国 <br />演义<br />Dating back to the Qin Dynasty (221BC – 206BC), Jinli Street in Chengdu was in ancient times one of the busiest commercial boulevards of Shu Kingdom, during the Three Kingdom periods (220BC-280BC). It is thus known as the “First Street of the Shu Kingdom”.<br />Chengdu was the capital city of Shu Kingdom (221BC – 263BC). It was largely due to the leadership of Zhuge Liang (an outstanding politician and strategist) and other personage of the Kingdom of Shu, the 三 国 “Three Kingdoms”culture took strong root here.<br />Zhang Fei<br />Zhuge Liang<br />Liu Pei<br />Quan Yi<br />
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  66. 66. Ear cleaning in action at the busy street of Jinli<br />Ear cleaning tools…<br />
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  68. 68. Adult Panda Enclosure<br />
  69. 69. House for Giant Panda<br />
  70. 70. Moonlight Nursery House<br />
  71. 71. Red Panda Enclosure <br />