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Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan)

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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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Putuo Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
+86 580 319 1919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a day trip visit from Hangzhou, it was a bit of a rush as it was about 4 hours each way. The temple and sights were OK, honestly Lin Ying Temple in Hangzhou was more interesting. Didn't really feel too holy with all the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fiveupstove
Reviewed 10 September 2018

There was a beautiful sea scenery to visit, and friendly people that warmly welcome us to their hostel. Don't forget to visit the biggest buddhist temple there (Puji Temple) and South Sea Guanyin statue (Nanhai Guanyin) to make your journey more interesting.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Wiliem L
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Here is a one of the best place with many sight to see if you coming for first time Actually August is not recommended time Due to ⛅ and tempatur Umbrella and hat are very important Nice foods and beautiful restaurant is available Long way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yaser A
Reviewed 15 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank btf009
Reviewed 30 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank lexter266
Reviewed 21 January 2018

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. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank peacefulgeek
Reviewed 24 December 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank huia
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very busy, very crowded, very tiring (walking everywhere). Pretty basic for western travellers as everything is in Mandarin - but still worth the effort.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Rizwan S
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16 March 2017|
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Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
Putuoshan is an island. You can only reach there by ferry. On the island, there is only public bus but it is easy as the destinations are in English too.