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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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Worth a look, but...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When you arrive to Putuoshan every time you feel there as in lonely planet far away from the world.It seems That Guanyin is ruling everything and you feel relaxation. It is a poetry of life.Sea food -deliciuos.Enjoy...

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Beijing, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just way too many people... Shuttles are way too expensive and the lines are usually very long... However, tourists are left with no other choice as there are no other forms of transportation on the island besides private coaches and/or walk...

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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14 attraction reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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