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We often reference sunshine and summertime as the best time of year and forget all about the benefits of its counterpart, the rain. Admittedly, walking in the rain isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but many of our best memories may well have taken place in the rain – think movie-scene kissing moments, dancing in the rain (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!) or coming in from the cold to that well-earned cup of coffee – you have to admit that you certainly appreciated it more! Then there is the benefit to nature – the best and most cheap way to get a perfect green garden is for the heavens to open and refresh all of your plant life. When you look at how great rain is, you’ll understand why the Welsh call it ‘liquid sunshine’. So – join WAYN as we discover the rainiest places on our planet!
Emei Shan, Sichuan Province, China
Average Rainfall Per Year: 8169mm
Mount Emei is home to a sacred Buddhist site, as well as the famous Giant Buddha of Leshan, which at 71m high is the highest Buddha in the world. With an average rainfall of 81699mm per year, Emei Shan is not only one of the most treasured beauty spots in the world but also one of the wettest.