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I stayed in ZhouShan for three days and spent one day for Putuo Mountain (on a Wednesday in May). One day is a bit tight for this beautiful holy mountain. I was fortunate to get advice from a local friend. So my visit covered four...More
Putuo Mountain is one of the four holy Buddhist mountains in China and a national scenic spot. It is one island among 1390 islands of Zhoushan archipelagos. Mt. Putuo is home to temples (including Puji Temple (being the most famous of the temples), Huiji Temple...More
The island is a great, little charm of Zhoushan among over hundred islands. Everything fits within vicinity and human scale. Road is two lanes, landscape island between the road is well manicured. Architecture in the surrounding area is beautiful and some of them has a...More
Putuo Mountain is considered to be one of the most spiritual places in China. It's a bit remote, but quite remarkable. If Buddhism and temples are not of interest to you, you might skip this one, but if you're an avid fan, continue reading.
Putuo Mountain is located on an island and is filled with Buddhist monasteries. Getting to the island requires a 15-minute ferry ride. Ferries ran quite frequently and were very crowded.
Once on the island, an efficient system of mini-buses takes you to the various destinations...More
I had a chance to go to Putuo mountain on a weekend in sep 2017. We went from Ningbo to Putuo city and then the mountain. It's a 15 min ferry ride. The mountain is considered very sacred in the Chinese culture . We walked...More
I don't think you can do a DIY tour here, since I didn't noticed any form of public transportation but mostly group shuttles/bus. Just look for local agency in China that offers cheaper tour package which includes shuttle/ferry transfers, hotel accomodation, meals and entrance to...More
Although the place is becoming very commercial, it is still a place worthy for all Buddhist to visit. The statue and view of Guanyin is magnificent.
It will be recommended to hire a guide to explain the history and the stories of how Buddhism landed...More
we went for a retreat for prayers. It was a tricky boat ride and long, as part of prayer retreat. I wish I had gone on my own.
Either way being there. fresh air, beautiful and serene.
So many temples to go to. I didn't...More