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Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area World Heritage Site

Paysage panoramique du mont Emei, incluant le paysage panoramique du grand Bouddha de Leshan, China

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Shaolin Monastery (少林寺)Wudang Mountains (武當山)Mount Hua (華山)Mount Emei (峨嵋山)Kunlun Mountains (崑崙山)

Chan Heung (陳享)Chen Fake (陳發科)Dong Haichuan (董海川)Fong Sai-yuk (方世玉)Hung Hei-gun (洪熙官)Huo Yuanjia (霍元甲)Sun Lu-t'ang (孫祿堂)Yang Lu-ch'an (楊露禪)Wang Zi-Ping (王子平)Wong Fei-hung (黃飛鴻)Wu Quanyou (吳全佑)Yim Wing-chun (嚴詠春)Yip Man (葉問)Yue Fei (岳飛)Ten Tigers of Canton (廣東十虎)

Bruce Lee (李小龍)Sammo Hung (洪金寶)Jackie Chan(成龍)Yuen Biao (元彪)Jet Li (李連杰)Bolo Yeung (楊斯)Donnie Yen (甄子丹)Vincent Zhao (趙文卓)

Bodhidharma (菩提達摩)Zhang Sanfeng (張三丰)Eight immortals (八仙)Five Elders (五祖)

Mount Emei (Chinese: 峨嵋山; pinyin: Éméi Shān; Wade–Giles: O2-mei2 Shan1, pronounced [ɤ̌měɪ̯ ʂán]) is a mountain in Sichuan province, China. Its name is usually written as "峨眉山" and occasionally "峩嵋山" or "峩眉山" but all three are translated as Mount Emei or Mount Emeishan (a linguistic tautology). The word 峨 can mean "high" or "lofty", but the mountain's name is merely a toponym that carries no additional meaning.

Orographically, Mt. Emei sits at the western rim of the Sichuan Basin. 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), Mt. Emei is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China.

Administratively, Mt. Emei is located near the county-level city of the same name (Emeishan City), which is in turn part of the prefecture-level city of Leshan. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Mount Emei is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China, and is traditionally regarded as the bodhimaṇḍa, or place of enlightenment, of the bodhisattva Samantabhadra. Samantabhadra is known in Mandarin as Pǔxián Púsà (普賢菩薩).

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.

This is the location of the first Buddhist temple built in China 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 Black Dragon River and the White Dragon River. The site is large and the winding foot path is 50 km (31 mi), taking several days to walk.

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 Clouds Sea seen from the Golden Summit of the mountain.

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.

The Clouds Sea includes several cloud phenomena, e.g. clouds appearing in the sky above, in addition to the regular clouds beneath.

The summit of Mount Emei has an alpine subarctic climate (Köppen Dwc), with long, cold (but not severely so) winters, and short, cool summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −5.7 °C (21.7 °F) in January to 11.6 °C (52.9 °F), and the annual mean is 3.07 °C (37.5 °F). Precipitation is common year-round (occurring on more than 250 days), but due to the influence of the monsoon, rainfall is especially heavy in summer, and more than 70% of the annual total occurs from June to September.

Visitors to Mount Emei 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.

The Emei Shan Liocichla, a passerine bird, as well as the Emei Music Frog, a vocal frog, are named after the site.

Mount Emei is known for its high level of endemism and approximately 200 plant species in various plant families have been described from this mountain.

Two temples at the Golden Summit

A temple at the Golden Summit

Massive statue of Samantabhadra at the summit of Mount Emei

Baoguosi, a Buddhist temple

Buddhist temple at Mt Emei

Wooden bridgewalk over the Crystal Stream, western slopes

Macaque indigenous to the region

Sunrise over Mount Emei

Sunrise over a sea of clouds at Mount Emei

Guangfu pavilion, with summit visible in background

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  • WDPA ID124384
  • NameMount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
  • Original NamePaysage panoramique du mont Emei, incluant le paysage panoramique du grand Bouddha de Leshan
  • Country / TerritoryCHN
  • Sub locationCN-51
  • IUCN CategoryNot ApplicableWhat is this?
  • English DesignationWorld Heritage Site
  • Designation TypeInternational
  • StatusInscribed
  • Status Year1996
  • Reported Area km2154.0
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  • International Criteria(iv)(vi)(x)
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