MOUNT EMEI, China: is the tallest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains. It is located in Sichuan Province. Mount Emei is also the location of the first Buddhist temple built in China, in the 1st century, & is traditionally regarded as the bodhimaṇḍa, or place of enlightenment, of the bodhisattva Samantabhadra. Here the fixed plans of Buddhist monasteries of earlier periods were modified or ignored in order to make full use of the natural scenery. Mount Emei has an alpine subarctic climate.