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Mount Emei - 峨嵋山 - Éméi Shān

Emeishan , MT Emei China

Mount Emei (Chinese: 峨嵋山; pinyin: Éméi Shān; Wade–Giles: O2-mei2 Shan1) is a mountain in Sichuan province of Western China. Mount Emei is often 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: the word 峨 can mean high or lofty, but the mountain's name is merely a toponym that carries no additional meaning.

At 3,099 metres (10,167 ft), Mt. Emei is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. The patron bodhisattva of Emei is Samantabhadra, known in Chinese as Puxian (普贤菩萨). 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.

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.

Administratively, 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.

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trip to mount emei part one

trip to mount emei part two

trip to mount emei part three

China 2009 08 - Driving Down Mt. Emei

Mt Emei almost at the top



峨嵋山 金頂 (1)

峨嵋山 金頂(2)