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TTCS: 3 Days Mount Emei Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
Tour Type: Private Tour,your family, friends or group
Guide & Driver: Chinese-English-speaking guide & air-conditioned
Tour Highlights:
    • Pay your homage to the Future Buddha at Leshan Giant Buddha which is the world’s largest and tallest Buddha statue;
    • Make a personal pilgrimage to Mount Emei’s most significant temples – each holding their own treasures and charm;
    • Use cable cars to ease the ascent to and descent from Golden Summit to save your energy and time for sightseeing and worship;
    • Enjoy the atmosphere of hushed awe as you get closed the brilliant statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva on Golden Summit.
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Day 1 Chengdu - Leshan - Mount Emei ( L )Leshan Giant Buddha, Dofo Temple
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In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel, and then be driven about 2 hours from Chengdu to pay a pilgrimage to the 1300-year-old and 71-meter-tall Leshan Giant Buddha which is the world's largest and tallest stone-carved statue of Buddha. This magnificent statue, depicting a seated Maitreya Buddha, as constructed to calm the turbulent waters that plagued the shipping vessels and killed many people each year in ancient time. The construction started in 723 AD, led by a monk called Hai Tong. It took 90 years to finish the project. On the right cliff of the Giant Buddha, there is a plank road built along with the Giant Buddha. From the top to foot, the plank road has nine turns, thus it's called Nine Bends Plank Road. The widest part of the road is 1.45m and the narrowest part is only 0.6m, and there are 217 stone steps in total. You will walk down to the feet of the Giant Buddha for a closer worship.

After the Leshan Giant Buddha Visit, you will drive about a half hour to Emeishan and pay a religious homage to Dafo Temple, which holds various religious ceremonies to pray for individual health, social property and peace of the world every year. It is usually the first stop of many Mount Emei Buddhist trips. This temple has three areas, including Buddhist Worship area, Garden Area and Buddhist Education Area, combing the function of Buddhist educating, Buddhist research and promoting Buddhism. Spend some time worshiping the Buddha here in the temple, then drive to check in your hotel.

Note: These ceremonies usually take place in China's traditional festivals and Buddhist holy days, like the birthday, enlightenment day, and renunciation day of Buddha. Visiting Emei Mountain in the below listed date (based on Chinese Lunar calendar) gives you a bigger chance to join in a Buddhist ceremony

Jan. 1 — Birthday of Maitreya Buddha & Chinese New Year Jan.15 - Chinese Lantern Festival
Feb. 8 — Renunciation Day of Sakyamuni Buddha Feb. 15 — Mahāparinirvāṇa Day of Sakyamuni Buddha
Feb. 19 — Birthday of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva  Feb. 21 — Birthday of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
April 4 — Birthday of Manjusri Bodhisattva April 8— Birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha
June 19 — Enlightenment Day of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva July 30 — Birthday of Bodhisattva Kṣitigarbha
Sep. 19 — Renunciation Day of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Sep. 30 — Birthday of Bhaiṣajyaguru Buddha
Nov. 17 — Birthday of Amitabha Buddha Dec. 18— Chinese Laba Festival
Mount Emei Jingding
Mount Emei Spring
Day 2 Mount Emei Pilgrimage ( B, L )Baoguo Temple, Fuhu Temple, Qingyin Pavilion
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This morning after breakfast, meet your tour guide and set out for Mount Emei pilgrimage. After the first Buddhist temple in China was built at the Golden Summit of Mount Emei, there has been up to 30 Buddhist temples established in different locations of the mountain over the centuries. Today you are going to worship four of the most influential temples of Mount Emei.

You will firstly visit Baoguo Temple, the biggest temple of Mount Emei at the mountain foot. It has several serene gardens with rare plants, a library of sutras and a huge porcelain Buddha. Another famous historical relic in the temple is the 25-ton bronze Bell, reputedly as the second largest bell in China. While traveling deeper into the temple, you will enjoy different views of Mount Emei. After Baoguo Temple, you will visit another famous temple – Fuhu Temple which is the largest nunnery in Mount Emei. Don't miss Arhat Hall which houses a magnificent four-face Buddha statue of the Arya Avalokiteshvara (Goddess of Mercy), surrounded by 500 Buddhist Arhats, all sculpted according to different traditional Chinese Buddhist figures. The 7-meter-high Huayan Pagoda is a must-see of Fuhu Temple as well. This copper pagoda is stamped with over 4,700 small Buddhist figures and inscribed with complete version of the Avatamsaka Sutra. Continue your journey and your next stop is Shenshui Pavilion where you can find many inscriptions from the poets and literary men. After that, hike to Qingyin Pavilion which is named after the natural music of the waters flowing around the rock formation. Qingqin Pavilion acts as the symbol of traditional Buddhist Garden and show the harmony between human and nature.

After worshiping these holy temples, you will take an Eco-bus back to tourist center and return to your hotel.

Leshan Giant Buddha
Baoguo Temple at the foot of Mount Emei
Day 3 Mt. Emei - Chengdu ( B, L )Golden Summit, Huazang Temple
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After breakfast, You will first take your private car to the tourist center, then shift on to an Eco-Bus which will take you up to the mountain top area in 1.5~2 hours. Once you reach at Leidongping (2400m), keep on walking about 30mins along stone steps to the cable car station, along which you will have chance to see the wild monkeys. Take a cable car (about 5mins) up to the Golden Summit (3077m) which is the biggest highlight and very essence of Mount Emei. Once you get to the Golden Summit, the first view appearing in front of you is a towering multi-faced golden statue (48m) of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. Next to the golden statue sits the bronze Huazang Temple which is the first temple established on Mount Emei whose history can be traced back to 1st century CE. You can stroll around the Golden Summit to explore Buddhist architecture and tradition, and enjoy panoramic view of Mount Emei and surrounding. In clear days, you can even see the snow-clad of Mount Gongga (7556m), Asia’s largest table mountain - Wawu Mountain and winding rivers flowing through Emeishan city. If weather permits, you will have luck to enjoy its magnificent wonder of Cloud Sea.

Lastly, take a cable car back to Leidongping and take an Eco-bus to Wannian Temple Parking. Hike about 30mins to Wannian Temple, one of the six earliest Buddhist temples on Mount Emei. Built in East Jin Dynasty (265-420), this temple is sacred for housing a 7.35-metre (24.1 ft) high statue of Samantabhadra Buddha and three Buddhist treasures: the Wanli Golden Seal, tooth relic of the Buddha and palm leaf manuscript. After the worship, take a cable car down the mountain, then shift on to the eco-bus to the tourist center. Your driver is ready to transfer you back to Chengdu or to catch your flight/train to next destination.

Note: There are also several sacred Buddhist sites to worship in Chengdu, such as Wenshu Temple, Daci Temple, Zhaojue Temple and Baoguang Temple, etc.Feel free to contact us to extend your itinerary.

B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner

The quotation for this trip is from Request P/P

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

Price Includes.

    Professional licensed English-speaking guide;

    Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;

    Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);

    Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;

    Domestic flights (economy class) and high-speed trains (second class) as listed in the itinerary;

    Airport (and train station) pick up and drop off;

    Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;

    All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);

    Accident insurance;

    Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes.

    China visa;

    Personal expenses;

    Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;

    Single Room Supplement;

    Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;

    Recommended optional activities;

    Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;

    Excess Baggage Charges;

    Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

Travel Guide Tips.

The weather of Chengdu is mild and humid, and it's suitable for travel all year round.

March to June is pleasant to visit with refreshing spring colors.

September to November is the coolest time to enjoy an autumn tour.

March to May is the "falling in love period" for pandas. If you visit Chengdu between late August and December, you will have a greater chance

of seeing tiny newborns and cuddle babies in the Panda Breeding and Research Center.

Please avoid peak times for Chinese tour groups. Most schools start their vacation period in the middle of July.

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