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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
Type: Mountains, Islands, Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Wenzhou, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We booked a 7seater and took about 4.5hrs to reach Shenjiamen to board a 15min ferry ride to Putuo Shan. Ticketing counter was surrounded by beggars and touters trying to sell us a tour guide. Ferries are on a regular 15 min interval, so just enter when ready and board the next available ferry. Ride was pleasant in the air-conditioned... More

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Dumaguete City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My wife and I went here with some friends to Pai Pai. The Temples are really beautiful. Such a sacred place for a great lady, Quan Yin Ma. It is best if you speak Chinese, or go with someone who does, as most of the people in China, only speak Chinese. The restaurants serve only vegetarian dishes, but I had... More

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Islamorada, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you are foreign expect discrimination and the run around. The taxi drivers claim they dont kow where any thing is at, the locals swindle the foreigners. Simply put these islands are simply not tourist friendly. It is almost impossible to get someone to help you. We took a fairy to a neighboring Island because we were told we must... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you are visiting do not miss out on Putuo Mountain. This place is very famous in Chinese Buddhism and it's definitely worth visiting. The little isolated mountain has many temples and monasteries. You can get to this island by boat which leaves every 10 minutes. The island is pretty big so you can walk to all the temples but... More

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Bulacan
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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

It's an island that has a lot of buddhist monasteries. I go here every year to worship and pray. It's our family's yearly tradition and ritual. It's truly a blessed journey to go here and also a very sacred place

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We visited Putuo Mountain by joining a tour group from Manila, Philippines as part of a pilgrimage tour. It took us 3 days, 2 nights to visit the entire area, including the huge Guan Yin statue and various temples. The place has a calming ambiance. First time in a few years that I slept around 9 pm, to be able... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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343 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

It takes some effort and time to travel to Putuoshan, but it is definitely worth it. The island is clean and tranquil. In the week it is very quiet and there are not many visitors. The temples are lovely, the beaches are nice and the views are incredible. The giant statue of Guanyin is worth seeing and I recommend staying... More

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Thonburi
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A truly rewarding experience, visiting the Kuan Yin Sanctuary at Putuo Mountain, walking to the different temples and shrines and contemplating the beauty of the landscape too!

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