Top 8 August destinations in China

By Lin Liyao
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   Emei Mountain, Sichuan


Emei Mountain, one of the 'Top 8 August destinations in China' by

Emei Mountain

Located 150 km away from Chengdu, Emei Mountain rises in the southwest part of Chengdu Plain, in Emeishan City. It is one of the four most sacred Buddhist mountains in China, together with Wutai Moutain (Shanxi Province), Jiuhua Mountain (Anhui Province) and Putuo Mountain (Zhejiang Province). In 1996, Emei Mountain was designated as a World Heritage Site because of its breathtaking scenery, mysterious natural wonders and historical Buddhist sites. There are more than 3,000 kinds of plants and over 2,000 species of animals, making the mountain a huge natural arboretum and a kingdom for wild animals.

Travel tips:

Admission: 150 yuan in season (Dec.-Jan.); 90 yuan out of season (Feb.-Nov.)

Opening hour: 6:00-18:30 in summer and autumn (May 1- Oct. 7); 7:00-17:50 in winter and spring (Oct. 8- Apr. 30)

Getting there: You can take tourist bus from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport (2 hours ride) or long-distance bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station (about 3.5 hours ride) in downtown Chengdu.

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