Climbing the Sacred Mountain – China’s Emei Shan

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The entrance to the main meditation hall of a small Buddhist monastery on Emei Mountain.



Emei Shan, or Emei Mountain, was an unexpected highlight of the three-week tour I recently did in China with Intrepid Travel. I knew we’d be staying in Buddhist monasteries, and that we’d be hiking into one of them, but I was not prepared for the beauty of the place, or that I’d be so moved by the whole experience.

I’ll write about it in more detail later (I want to finish all my stories about Japan first) but meanwhile here’s a short piece I wrote for Intrepid.

Hop on over and have a look.

WHY EMEI SHAN NEEDS TO BE ON YOUR CHINA BUCKET LIST



Climbing the mountain – lush forests and beautiful views.





Next post: Getting the perfect shot at Fushimi Inari Shrine – the tunnel of red tori gates! And more of the highlights of Kyoto.





All words and images by Alison Louise Armstrong unless otherwise noted
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