The highest Buddha in the world stands at more than 230 feet, towering over the Leshan prefecture. Carved into the stone of the hillside in the 8th century, it’s an impressive sight and well worth the hike to the get there.
Whether accessed by a difficult climb or leisurely cable car, Mount Emei’s summit affords spellbinding views and is especially popular at sunrise and sunset when the ‘cloud sea’ is magically lit.
The vast range of trails offers something for hikers of all abilities, from the strenuous climb up to the Golden Summit from Baoguo to pleasant mountain walks through diverse vegetation, home to rare wildlife.
This sacred, deep cave is located near to the Xianfen Temple. It is the destination for scores of Taoist pilgrims who brave the treacherous climb to burn incense and meditate in the search for enlightenment.
Near the summit of Mount Emei are dotted more than a hundred monasteries. Popular destinations include the large Wan-nian Monastery with its statue of Puxian Bodhisattva riding a white elephant with six tusks and Baoguo temple with its giant bronze bell.