Mount Emei Contents
Welcome to Mount Emei. Here you can find some tips for Safety & Security when traveling to Emeishan.
Safety & Security in Mount Emei
Tips for watching monkey
Wild Monkey Area is near Qingyin Pavilion, One Skyline, Hongchun Valley, Jiulao Cave, and Xixiang Pool. Monkeys are very familiar with tourists, so they are not afraid of tourists, walking among people, and asking food for tourists. It’s said that if you want to feed monkey, you should put food on your hand and throw it to monkey or wait for monkey getting it, then you should clap hands which means you are out of food. If you take food from your bag before monkeys, after feeding you should show monkeys the bottom of the bag to show you are out of food, or, monkeys will come to search your bag!
After entering the Monkey Area, tourists should not touch them, watch them, challenge them, or never ever touch cute little monkeys because big monkeys will hurt you. Do not bring valuable stuff with you, if you have to, remember to catch it tightly, because monkeys sometimes will rob it and hang it on the high tree. If monkeys come to you, do not scream, calm down. When you are on the path in Monkey Area, whether you come to feed monkey or just pass by, you should pretend to be calm, never show fear to them, because monkeys are fond of bullying the weak. They will not satisfied with your food, and come to search your bag, or hang you handbag and camera on the branch. If you meet into this situation, you should ask staff in the area to help you.
Emei monkeys like girls, every time when they see female tourists wearing colorful clothes, monkeys will play with them. Thus, females wearing colorful clothes do not play monkeys, and never walk through monkey area alone. You’d better go with others or be escorted by staff there. Monkeys are merely afraid of one thing—sticks. When staff come to drive monkeys away, they knock the stick on the ground and monkeys will run away. So bringing a stick with you is very important.