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Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan)

Putuo Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
+86 580 319 1919
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Great, Beautiful island

The island is a great, little charm of Zhoushan among over hundred islands. Everything fits within... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
lexter266
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Los Angeles
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Temples, Magic, Nice Hotels

Putuo Mountain is considered to be one of the most spiritual places in China. It's a bit remote... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
peacefulgeek
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Boulder, Colorado
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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
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Reviewed 28 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

1  Thank lexter266
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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

2  Thank peacefulgeek
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Reviewed 25 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

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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.

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Reviewed 3 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

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

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

3  Thank ALLC11
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank zhenfeng84
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This place was really beautiful and so quiet even during the May Day holiday. A bit difficult to get to, but once there we went for wonderful hikes, watched a sunset, ate excellent local food, and lounged on lovely beaches. Do take the ferry, though...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Buddhist or not - it is worth to come here to explore the island and the lot of temples that are here. It is a very relaxing and peaceful place. Try to escape the big tourist streams and go to temples that are a little...More

1  Thank Ralph W
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goody2001
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.
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pip789
1 March 2017|
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Response from idafun | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are ferry runs at night n arrive next morning at pituoshan.
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