Baoguo & Wannian Temples
Emei, Sichuan and Yangtze Cruises, China
Today, we will visit two key temples of the Emei Mountain: Baoguo Temple and Wannian Temple.
The journey starts at Baoguo Temple, unique for the fact that it enshrines deities from three religions: Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, reflecting the "Three Teachings Harmonious as One" philosophy which was prevalent circa the Ming and Qing dynasties.
We continue to Wannian Temple, which translates to "Ten Thousand Year Temple" as it is among the earliest Buddhist temples to exist in the Emei Mountain. Its key feature is the bronze statue of Samantabhadra and the Beamless Brick Hall.