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Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan)

Putuo Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
0580-6377110
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Ranked #1 of 68 Attractions in Zhoushan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 534 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Islands, Mountains, Outdoors
Owner description: Located on an island in the East China Sea, this mountain is one of the four Buddhist shrines in...
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Type: Religious Sites, Islands, Mountains, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Dollar, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We got up early and set off for the furthest temple. transport is via mini bus and costs a few rmb each trip. The trek up to the pagoda (300+ steps) worth it for the view. Getting on and off the cable car was a bit scary - you need to be quick! But the temple at the top is... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We come here every year and every year, the place gets more crowded. The weather is quite cool and nippy and the place retains its rustic charm. The ferries bringing us to the island from the airport terminal has been upgraded as well as the ferry terminal, indicative of the progress and increased tourism activity. Nice place to walk and... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Do not visit this island if you do not have at least a rudimentary Chinese speaking ability. Only Chinese printed material was available on the island and only Chinese will be spoken there with restaurant menus seldom having english although dishes are often pictured. Food is very expensive and almost exclusively seafood with fresh live fish kept at most restaurants.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Religious island with 2 main temples. Has nice beeches and decent walks. Hotels a bit overpriced and food very average. Definitely worth a visit, but i'd say just for a night as you get to see everything you'd want to see in two days.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Bit of a tourist trap! You have to pay to arrive, depending on where you are from. We got a ferry 30RMB each way. You then have to pay 160RMB when you arrive and then have to pay extra to enter each section! The buses to get to each section also have to be paid for. Quite an expensive experience... More 

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Shanghai, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was nice for a weekend trip. The island is really well maintained. Therefore you need to pay 160rmb when you come of the boot, before you enter the island. There are busses everywhere that bring you where you want to be for 10 rmb. All is very well organized. It is a 4.5 hour travel by car and 10... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Take the train to Metro station Line 4 Nanpu Bridge Station Exit 1 to Huangpu Tourist Station. I bought my tickets in advance. This is the most expensive route to go to Putuo Shan but it's the most comfortable and fastest. The bus leave the bus station at 8am, arrive at the Xiaoyangshan harbour about 10am. From the harbour take... More 

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Shanghai, China
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229 reviews 229 reviews
73 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

There are basically 2 ferry terminals to get to putuo island ~ one from shenjiamen (30 min one way) and the other from wugongshi (15 min one way) which is on the island of zhujiajian. There is no need to buy tickets in advance as the ferries run non-stop. Once you arrive on putuo island, you then get the entry... More 

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Wenzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

On February 15th, in order to have best wishes for next year, I went to Putuo Mountain to pray with my family. Putuo Mountain is one of the Four Holy Buddhist Mountains, and it is also the teaching ground of Avalokiteshvara. Therefore, during the spring festival, there are a lot of people go there to pray for their family, job,... More 

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Seattle, WA
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A very special experience. While the island can be extremely crowded during holidays, if you can possibly visit the island during a quieter time, you will find it to be a physically beautiful and spiritual place. It is easy to get around to the various temples, etc., via shuttle bus. The beaches are lovely with nice viewing pergolas. Bring your... More 

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