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Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan)

Putuo Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
+86 580 319 1919
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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 2 days ago
Boulder, Colorado
Spiritual Island

Putuo Mountain is located on an island and is filled with Buddhist monasteries. Getting to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anthony H
New York City, New York
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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 days ago

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

Thank peacefulgeek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Anthony H
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.

1  Thank Andrew P
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

Thank Rizwan S
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

1  Thank ALLC11
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

Thank zhenfeng84
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

Thank unagiichi
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

4  Thank bean802
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

Thank Ralph W
Reviewed 11 January 2017

For avid Buddhists out there who want to go temple hopping and attempt zen-like state. Here is the place for you. There are a lot of temples and views to see and hike and I definitely recommend either a day or two here at this...More

2  Thank annabananakjp
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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.
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.
Jaslin L
22 February 2017|
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Response from idafun | Reviewed this property |
Last ferry left fr putuoshan ferry is arpund 5:30 something.