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The Golden Temple at Mount Emei, China

February 28, 2014

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We were high up on one of China’s four sacred Buddhist mountains  – Mount Emei (峨眉山) which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

It  is located in Sichuan Basin (四川盆地), to the west of Emeishan City (峨眉山市) and Leshan City (乐山市).

Mount Emei gets the name because its curvy mountain profile which resembles a girl’s curvy eyebrow; although some said this is unrelated.

The highest peak is approximately 3,099 meters above the sea level. The patron bodhisattva of Emei is Samantabhadra, also known as Puxian (普贤大佛) in Chinese.

Here up in the mountain, we were surrounded by a heavy mist.009

The mist was so heavy that I could only see, maybe, twenty feet in front of me.

Among the mist, I could see part of the Jinding Temple ( golden temple), but the roof just disappeared into the mist.

Obviously, I didn’t take many photos as the mist meant that many  features could…

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