Mt. Emei sits at the western rim of the . The mountains west of it are known as Daxiangling. A large surrounding area of countryside is geologically known as the Permian Emeishan Large Igneous Province, a large igneous province generated by the Emeishan Traps volcanic eruptions during the Permian Period. At 3,099 metres (10,167 ft), Sichuan Basin Mt. Emei is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of . China
Mt. Emei (Emeishan) is located near the county-level city city of the same name ( Emeishan City), which is part of the prefecture-level city of . Leshan
As the bodhimaṇḍa of Samantabhadra
16th and 17th century sources allude to the practice of martial arts in the monasteries of
made the earliest extant reference to the Shaolin Monastery as Chinese boxing's place of origin. Mount Emei
Buddhist architecture on Emei
This is the location of the first Buddhist temple built in
in the 1st century CE. The site has seventy-six Buddhist monasteries of the Ming and Qing period, most of them located near the mountain top. The monasteries demonstrate a flexible architectural style that adapts to the landscape. Some, such as the halls of Baoguosi, are built on terraces of varying levels, while others, including the structures of Leiyinsi, are on raised stilts. Here the fixed plans of Buddhist monasteries of earlier periods were modified or ignored in order to make full use of the natural scenery. The buildings of Qingyinge are laid out in an irregular plot on the narrow piece of land between the China Black Dragon River and the . The site is large and the winding foot path is 50 km, taking several days to walk. White Dragon River
Cable cars ease the ascent to the two temples at Jinding (3,077 m), an hour's hike from the mountain's peak.
Great spectacles of
Mount Emei include the sunrise and seen from the Golden Summit of the mountain. Clouds Sea
The sunrise is very varied, but optimally begins with the ground and sky being in the same dark purple, soon showing rosy clouds, followed by a bright purple arc and then a semicircle where the sun is coming up.
includes several cloud phenomena, e.g. clouds appearing in the sky above, in addition to the regular clouds beneath. Clouds Sea
will likely see dozens of Tibetan Macaques who can often be viewed taking food from tourists. Local merchants sell nuts for tourists to feed the monkeys. Some monkeys may be seen eating human food such as potato chips and even drinking soda from discarded bottles. Mount Emei
The Emei Shan Liocichla, a passerine bird is named after the site.