|UNESCO #779 - Mount Emei Scenic Area - CHINA|
Friday, December 06, 2013
Mount Emei - CHINA - UNESCO #779
The photography on this postcard is amazing and, according to the sender, the view is always awesome when we reach the top of Mount Emei (more than 3000m), with a carpet of clouds spreading to the horizon. Sacred to all Buddhist this is the place where the first temple was built in China (nowadays there are almost 80) and it's another place that from today figures on my bucket list. Thank you very much Lydia for this beautiful card that rises my collection to 236 UNESCO WHS (745 more and I'm done). This postcard took 36 days to arrive!
Mount Emei (Emeishan) is an area of exceptional cultural significance as it is the place where Buddhism first became established on Chinese territory and from where it spread widely through the East. The first Buddhist temple in China was built here in Sichuan Province in the 1st century A.D. in the beautiful surroundings of the summit Mount Emei. The addition of other temples turned the site into one of Buddhism's holiest sites.