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Emeishan

Emeishan City is located at the border of Sichuan Basin, 145 kilometers south from Chengdu, the provincial capital. The whole city covers an area of 1,183 square kilometers, with the population of 0.43 million. Emeishan has won several National honorable titles, such as Excellent Tourism City, Hygienic City and Garden City, for its advantageous natural and geographical environment. Lying around the mystical north latitude 30 ° line, Emeishan has humid subtropical monsoon climate and high forest coverage rate, up to nearly 60%. The abundant vegetation is home to more than 3,200 types of higher plants, accounting for approximately one-tenth of the total plant species in China and one-third in Sichuan. Even the giant panda was once tracked down here.

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Emeishan is a historical city with profound cultural background for more than 1,400 years. This city is named after the famous Emei Mountain, which belongs to World Natural and Cultural Heritage. In China, Emei Mountain, the National 5A scenic spot, serves as one of the four most sacred Buddhist Mountains. On top of Emei’s Golden Peak, towering a 48-meter high, the world’s largest golden statue of a ten-face Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, weighing 660 tons. From the Golden Peak, tourism may enjoy the four wonders: “sun rise, sea clouds, Buddha glory, and holy lamp”. Basking under the gleam of sunshine, palaces sparkle with dazzling gloss. Here at Emei Mountain, there are many opportunities to find archaic temples, like Baoguo, Fuhu, Wannian and Huacang Temple, hidden among the lush forest of evergreens. In winter, snow brings people a silvery world and the chance of going skiing. When summer comes, here turns into a resort to escape the heat. Time casually flows with beautiful scenery here for the rest of the year. Many poets and travelers in ancient days, Libai, Luyou, Xuxiake, all once visited Emei Mountain, leaving masses of commendable poems. For centuries, the collision, combination and evolution among Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism here finally fashion the unique Emeishan culture, with the kernel of Zen Buddhism, Kung Fu and Tea. Until 2014, two scenic areas in this city are under national protection, and other eight are recognized as intangible cultural heritages.

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The long history of Buddha culture and splendid natural scenery make Emei Mountain world-renowned. The Big Buddha Temple, which is located at the downtown area, is the largest temple complex in China and no pilgrims could visit Emei without showing homage to Buddha here. Serving as the most magnificent temple of Chinese Buddhism across Asia, this temple integrates multiple functions, such as religious pilgrimage, tourism, eco-experience and recreation. Besides, Emei Mountain offers more tourism choices: the National 4A Scenic Spot-Xianzhizhujian Ecological Park, which includes a panda exhibition hall; the Emei Courtyard, a condensed dwelling architecture of western Sichuan; the Huangwan Village of Wushu culture; the Ecological tea plantation of Green Bamboo Leaf (Zhuyeqing, a famous Chinese Tea).

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Since Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan High Speed Railway line opened in December 2014, the travelling time was dwindled with 80 minutes from Chengdu to Emeishan, which is located in Leshan City. Emeishan railway station offers convenient bus transfer service, with several bus lines heading to scenic spots or city center. The access to High Speed Railway has successfully made Emeishan City part of the”Chengdu 2-hour Economic Zone” (reach Chengdu within 2 hours). Meanwhile, fast railway transportation brings about the new opportunity of building this city into a tourism destination.

Emeishan City has its unique civil culture, combining Buddhism, Emei Wushu and Tea Culture. Nowadays, the tourism pattern here has emerged to be multiplex, which integrates natural landscape, Buddhism worship, tea culture and rural recreation. The city’s developmental goal is to be an international tourism destination