2-Day Zen Experience of Leshan & Mt Emei: Giant Buddha, Kungfu and Temple Stay

Getting a closer view of Leshan Giant Buddha and have an insight into temple life through a master monk’s sermon, Buddhism learning sessions, temple etiquette, vegetarian meals, Zen cultivation, transcription meditation, a tower climb, morning chanting, Emei Kungfu class and more. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a true Buddhist experience and to see the life of monks up close.

This two-day tour includes a one-night stay in the temple, an air-conditioned coach hire, an English-speaking guide accompaniment.

per adult from

$566

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Experienced English-speaking tour guide service.
    • Private comfortable vehicle with air-conditioning.
    • Entrance fee to Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt Emei.
    • Shuttle bus in scenic area (Wan Nian Temple section)
    • One night stay in Baoguo Temple.
    • Entry/Admission - Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
    • Entry/Admission - Baoguo Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Wannian Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (recommended).
    • Personal expenses.
    • Giant Buddha boat ticket
    • Airport transfer.

  • Day 1: Pickup from Chengdu, Visit of Leshan Giant Buddha.

    Stop At: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000 China
    While driving 2 hours to Leshan city in the morning from Chengdu, you can enjoy the countryside scenery along the way. You will be able to climb up the Buddha to have a close-up look. To see more, you may walk down the narrow plank all the way to the feet of the Buddha, to discover you are only as tall as one of its toes.
    Itinerary:
    8:00: You'll be picked up from Chengdu hotel by your private driver.
    8:00-10:30: Drive to Leshan. The tour guide will meet and greet you in Leshan.
    10:30-12:30: Climbing the mountain to get a closer view of the buddha.
    12:30-13:30: Lunch. You’ll have a chance to taste Leshan traditional delicious food at a local restaurant.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Baoguo Temple, The foot of Emei Mountain, Emeishan 614200 China
    The Baoguo Temple at the foot of the Mt. Emei is the largest temple on the Mt. Emei and the starting point for taking a tour of the Mt. Emei. The temple was built during the years of Wanli period in the Ming Dynasty. The horizontal tablet of "Baoguo Temple" was written by Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty. It is the place where the Mt. Emei Buddhist Society is located. You'll have a depth great experience in Baoguo Temple for one night. You will be led by master talk about Zen or meditation, vegetarian dinner at temple.
    Itinerary:
    12:30-14:50: Drive to Mt Emei.
    15:00: Check-in at Baoguo Temple. The tour guide will show you around the temple.
    15:00-17:50: Free time.
    18:00-18:30: Vegetarian dinner. Eat with monks.
    19:00-20:00: Learn about Buddhist temple etiquette and the temple’s architecture with one of senior masters. He will also share his Buddhism knowledge with you.
    20:00: Free time. Enjoy your own peace and quiet moment after crowds leave.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Leshan.
    • Dinner: Vegetarian food in the temple.
    Accommodation included: One night stay inside Baoguo Temple, clean guest room with shared bathroom.

    Day 2: Morning Chanting, Emei Kungfu Class, Visit of Wan Nian Temple (Mt Emei)

    Stop At: Baoguo Temple, The foot of Emei Mountain, Emeishan 614200 China
    It's a good chance to join the moring Chanting if you are early birds, and also there will be a Kungfu class in the morning. Emei Kungfu is one famous and mysterious Chinese Kungfu. Join this morning class to learn the most original Emei Kungfu.
    Itinerary:
    6:00: Morning chanting in the temple. (If you are an early bird, don’t miss this incredible experience.)
    7:30-8:10: Emei Kungfu class with Kungfu master.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wannian Temple, Under the Shizi Peak, Emeishan 614200 China
    First take public sight-seeing bus at the entrance of Mount Emei, you will arrive at the parking lot of Monastery of Ten Thousand Years. Jump on a cable car (optional), you can go up to the Monastery relaxingly and waste no time. The Monastery of Ten Thousand Years is the largest of the eight monasteries to be found on Mount Emei. 1,043 meters above sea level, the Monastery was built in the 4th century. The Brick Hal was built of bricks. In the hall is a statue of the Bodhisattva. Puxian on a white elephant, 8.5 meters high, cast in copper and bronze. After this, walk to Qingyinge to enjoy the natural beauty of sub-tropical forest and waterfall through a few steps. Walking forward, through a valley called Yixiantian (A Glimmer of Sky), you would come to the Monkey eco-area, where you can have close contact with lovely monkeys. Monkeys there are familiar with tourists and would pose for you to take photos if you offer them snack, but please remember to hold your camera and bags tightly in case the monkeys grab them and run away. Then you can walk to Wuxiangang Parking Lot in 20-30 minutes and take public bus back to the entrance. The whole journey takes about 2.5-3 hours. (Cost for public bus is already included in the entrance fee of Mount Emei). Itinerary as below:
    9:00-9:40: Take a shuttle bus to the parking lot of Wan Nian Temple.
    9:50-10:30: Visit Wan Nian Temple.
    11:20-12:50: Walk to Qingyinge to enjoy the natural beauty of sub-tropical forest and waterfall through a few steps.
    13:00-14:00: Lunch.
    14:00-15:20: After lunch, walk to Wuxiangang Parking Lot in 20-30 minutes and take public bus back to the entrance.
    15:30-18:00: Return to Chengdu.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Simple set-menu western breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer free hotel pick-up and drop-off services if your hotel is within the 3rd ring road of Chengdu. For further distances, there might be an extra cost for the transfer. Please provide your hotel information at the time of booking.
    Departure Time :
    8/30/2019 - 10/28/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Vegetarian food only in the monastery, please have extra food outside temple.
    • It's not a good experience to take this tour during Chinese Golden Week: China National Day holiday (Oct.1 - Oct.7), Chinese Spring Festival. It would be very busy on the traffic and you may spend more time on queuing up. We suggest you stagger your trip.
    • Regarding to temple stay, you will stay overnight in the guest room in Baoguo Temple, with shared bathroom and Chinese style toliet.
    • If you want to see the Golden Summit instead of halfway hiking tour to Wan Nian Temple and Qingyige, please let your tour guide know and kindly pay the total difference 220 Chinese yuan in cash.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The tour guide will accompany you through the whole tour. Please respect the rules in the temple.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Trippest Mini Group Tours

Activity ID: V-7137P179

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