Wannian Temple is the oldest surviving Emei monastery. It was built in the 4th century and burned down in the following centuries. The present one was reconstructed in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
It is dedicated to the man on the white elephant, the Bodhisattva Puxian, who is the protector of the mountain.
Keywords: China, Sichuan, Emei, ceremonial and/or religious structures.