Taking advantage of the Mount Emei’s geography, Baoguo Temple was built with four buildings leaning towards the mountain face, each one taller than the next. In addition, to the exquisite temple structures, the china Buddha sculpture under the sutra depository sits with a graceful posture and the expert craftsmanship of the sculpture can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty!
In the front hall is a 7 meter (23 feet) high purple copper tower, which has fourteen levels and more than 4,700 Buddhist figures cast on its body. Walking through the gate of the Baoguo Temple, you’ll find a newly built pavilion by where the large Ming Dynasty bell hangs. The bell is 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) high and weighs more than 10 tons (22,040 pounds). Upon being struck, it can be heard far and wide across the tranquil mountain landscape, creating a peaceful, cleansing Buddhist atmosphere.