Watching the sun rise can be a truly humbling experience but seeing it cast its golden glow atop one of China's most holy Buddhist mountains is really something else. Eric Schaffer's entry to the Emei Shan in Sichuan.
Just 20 meters below the summit, the Golden Peak Temple or Jinding Si sits at an altitude of 3077 meters and offers some of the best views of the mountain. Often shrouded in mist, Eric was lucky enough to catch it with a relatively clear sky to show the light-drenched statue of the Bodhisattva Puxian, the snow-dusted temple and peaks beyond.
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