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Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan)

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Address: Putuo Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
Phone Number: 0580-6377110
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Located on an island in the East China Sea, this mountain is one of the...

Located on an island in the East China Sea, this mountain is one of the four Buddhist shrines in the country, which features many temples and nunneries.

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Pilgrimage and vegetarian life

Joined a group tour, as I found it difficult to navigate on our own. Lots of mini buses that tour groups use but hard for those who don't speak good Mandarin-- thats my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nellie Y
Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Joined a group tour, as I found it difficult to navigate on our own. Lots of mini buses that tour groups use but hard for those who don't speak good Mandarin-- thats my observation. Might be easier for some. Enjoyed our time with early morning mass, vegetarian meals and some souvenir shopping. Tip: You need to purchase lighter within the... More 

Thank Nellie Y
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The island is nice place to have a walk. Very small there is some buses to take you to the budha and temples but everything is a woalking distance from the ferry station. By the way...there is a fee to enter on the island which was 140 ¥/person and it doesn't include the entrance on temples or the statue.

Thank Igor A
Kollam, India
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The Putoshan statue is so huge and the ambiance in the whole island is very refreshing and rejuvenating. The island houses many pagoda , In various styles and sizes giving a great spiritual experience. Putoshan is considered as "Navigator", Since he is holding a helm wheel in his hand. The facility offers good food and conveyance within the island and... More 

2 Thank Ajay S
Hangzhou, China
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Joined a two-day tour with some friends. Even though our tour guide was Chinese and spoke Chinese, we enjoyed our trip. On the first day a long hike on the mountain and seeing some well preserved temples. When we arrived our hotel we enjoyed a dinner at a local restaurant. Not the best, but good enough. On the second day... More 

Thank Kylian L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I was on business travel to Zhoushan, and apparently Putuo Mountain is a must-visit here in Zhoushan. Took about 20 mins on a speedboat to get to the place. Putuo is very clean, you can feel the freshness in the air from the mountain. There you can find Nanhai Guanyin statue looking out to the Southern sea, a lot of... More 

2 Thank AnhLeTuan
Beijing, China
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178 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Putuo, which sits on an island on the East China Sea, is legendarily the residence of Avalokitesvara, Goddess of Mercy. Unlike other deities in Chinese Buddhism, who are all male, She is in some way similar to Madonna in Christianity. Benevolent and loving. Some say that compared to other religious sites in China, Putuo is much 'cleaner and quieter'. One... More 

Thank tensaisimon
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Touted as one most important Buddhists locations in China, it is a great place to see many monks and Chinese Buddhist pilgrims paying their homage to Buddha. Their are many places on the island to escape from the crowds and views that are not as popular. Many of the more popular views are packed with chinese people, to avoid these... More 

2 Thank Dan H
Shanghai, China
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68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Oh beautiful place to have an outing. I have been there twice.... Drove car to there. You can reach there by road, directly drive to zhou Shan, take a ferry from there to the main mountain. Or go to ningbo, then take a bus to zhou Shan. I mean the way to go from Suzhou, as I used to live... More 

2 Thank lovedoc10
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful, tranquil place. It really is otherworldly and with so much to see and do, I was spoiled for choice but very upset I could see it all. Getting around the island is simple and not too tiring unless you opt to walk the whole time. I do recommend co for table footwear I will be back to... More 

Thank Ben F
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of 4 holy mountains in China, easily accessible through Shanghai. 2 days enough to cover most of sites. Worth of it, but rather have some Buddist knowledges before coming.

1 Thank Yonfucius P

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