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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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Description: 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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Pray to the Goddess of Mercy

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is a place where a lot of people go to pray to Guanyin. There are so many temples around the island. If your purpose in visiting the island is to pray, then visit the 3 largest temples especially the main one which is Fuyi Temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A beautiful island with some great scenic options but you need to avoid the temples. They are simply way overcrowded and the praying is very energetic - it is crazy and doesn't feel too soulful. The large Budha is quite impactful up close and quite serene from a distance. Get up early to watch the sunrise. The food is quite... More 

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