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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Kylian L
Hangzhou, China
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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

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 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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 

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Shanghai, China
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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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 

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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This island definitely has some scenic areas and sights. If you hike around the quieter parts of the island, the experience is actually quite good. We made the mistake of coming on a weekend during the school holidays, and the massive amount of tourists families and their unhappy children at temples were extremely annoying. Please do not bring young children... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was amazed that where I met many people come to thanks for their prayers got the positive answers. It is empower of religious influence many Buddhists! I admired them. Be prepare of crowded people everywhere.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Just been here once, but the government has made it into a tourist trap. Most of the temples have entrance fees, not to mention the entrance fee to the island itself. But since they said that when you go, you have to go there for 3 consecutive years. Or longer if you can. The Mainland Chinese should be oriented properly... More 

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