Emeishan city is located at the edge of southwestern Sichuan Basin. Approximately 190 kilometers from Chengdu, this historical town is rich in culture and has a long history of more than 1,400 years. This destination is famed for the world-famous Mount Emei - one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China. Here, you will discover many rare plants and beautiful animals. Aside from enjoying the mesmerising landscape, you can shop for rare regional native products during your visit to this cultural place.


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    Things to Buy at Emeishan, China


    Things to Buy at Emeishan, China

    Emeishan Tea

    Emei mountain tea consists of many varieties that are cultivated at an elevation of up to 1,500 meters on the highlands. The plants thrive on the fertile local soils and are characterised by the lustrous, oily, straight and green leaves. They also have a refreshing fragrance and a distinct elegant taste. Today, Emeishan's mystic natural environment and time-honoured tea culture continue to enable the growth of extensive tea leaf varieties of exceptional quality.

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    Green tea leaves from Mount Emei is a popular souvenir at Emeishan city


    Traditional Chinese Herbs

    Mount Emei is home to many species of precious wild herbs of high value in traditional Chinese medicine. The wide-ranging herbaceous plants native to his region include Ganoderma lucidum, Anthriscus sylvestris, Gastrodia elata, Hemsleya and Huidouba.

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    You can shop for traditional Chinese herbs when visiting Emeishan City in Sichuan


    Snow Konjac

    Snow konjac is made from the extracts of Amorphophallus konjac plant and alpine show water from Mount Emei. It is popular for its unique taste and soft, chewy texture. Konjac grows naturally in China‘s Yunnan and can only be cultivated in warm subtropical climates. The jelly is a viscous substance with high medical properties, such as to reduce plasma cholesterol, enhance carbohydrate metabolism, and speed up bowel movements.

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    Buy Snow Konjac at Emeishan, China


    Bitter Bamboo Shoots

    These wild shoots are rich in cellulose, vitamins and sugars. The tender shoots have a subtle aroma and are deliciously sweet with a slight bitter taste. They are said to have therapeutic effects while promoting digestion, providing relief from summer heat, as well as aiding in fat burning.

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    Bitter Bamboo Shoots at Emeishan, China


    How to Get to Emeishan City

    If you are arriving by train, do note that there are two railway stations in Emeishan, which are the Emeishan Railway Station and Emei Railway Station. The journey from Chengdu to Mount Emei takes approximately one and half hours. If you are opting for a long-distance bus ride, be prepared for a 3-hour journey from the Xinnanmen Bus Station or the Chengdu East Bus Station - both which are located in Chengdu.

    When visiting Emeishan City, your experience should go beyond just trying local Sichuanese food and snacks. Get to know the local cultures and shop for native highland products to complete your magical trip here!

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