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Mt. Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve

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Address: Emeishan Mountain, Emeishan 614200, China
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09:00 - 17:00
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Unexpected Monkeys

On my way up Mount Emi, I was surprised to find the monkeys, they are so cheeky, trying to steal food from visitors. Lovely to see though.

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Wairarapa, New Zealand

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

To reach Mt Emei, one can take a bus from Xin Nan Men Station of Chengdu. The journey took about 2 hours. The Entrance fee is about 190RMB per pax. There are many budget hotel and homestay around. We stayed near QingYinPing Lake for a night. From QingYingPin Lake, it was a 50km ascending hike following the path staircase. From... More 

Thank andr_mo
Brisbane, Australia
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90 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I felt very intimidated by the monkeys. They looked menacing and were grabbing any bags that people were holding, food or not. If you go zip everything away.

Thank Annette H
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272 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Yes you will see the Macaques up close and not necessarily friendly - the press of people is too great to enjoy the experience and the locals simply do not understand that wild animals should not be given water bottles and human food - personally I found the experience disturbing.

Thank DTG59
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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87 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

On my way up Mount Emi, I was surprised to find the monkeys, they are so cheeky, trying to steal food from visitors. Lovely to see though.

Thank highlander9122
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I did this trek with my partner. It took us two nights and 2+1/2 days to climb to the "Golden Summit". While reaching the top it is typically foggy, and can't see much in the distance, what you get (the feeling of accomplishment, satisfaction, and healthy pride) is unbeatable. We wanted to continue trekking down and reach the other section... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Stupid mainland tourists have corrupted these monkeys to become used to humans. They are very agressive now and will come to you to try and steal food. They have learned to grab plastic bags and such because they know food is in there. I passed this area quickly because seeing the tourists dealing with these wild animals the way they... More 

Thank Ian P
Jakarta, Indonesia
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68 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I am from Indonesia and I can see hundreds of monkey without hundreds of people lining up to take picture with the monkeys (Chinese is not famous for making a line, they are going to push and shoulder their way through) The path to the Monkey reserve is beautiful though.

Thank ekoputranto
Changshu, China
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Stunning mountain, and monkeys are only a small part of it. My friend and I went as far as we could before the buses took us back to the city. We made our way barely up half the mountain and it was all stunning. The old style temples and amazing nature we saw was beyond beautiful. Anyone who gets a... More 

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Chengdu, China
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Going to Emei mountain, one should also visit Emei Mountain monkey reserve. If you are afraid of monkeys, you shouldn't go there. You also need to remember that you won't be able to pat monkey as they are a little bit agressive, they are afraid of people. You also need to look after you bag, to place it in front... More 

Thank Наталия И
Chengdu, China
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27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

The park is very beautiful and freaking overpiced but I do not understand one thing, outside the natural reserve, which is just a little part of emeishan, and has no boundaries there are loads of restaurants, then a signboards informs you are inside the monkey reserve(there are no restaurants inside the reserve). There if you have some food, monkeys will... More 

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