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Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan)

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Address: Putuo Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
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06:00 - 16:30
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Located on an island in the East China Sea, this mountain is one of the...

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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Nice place - worth to see it

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... read more

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Ralph W
Suzhou, China
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Suzhou, China
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 remote.

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Manila, Philippines
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86 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 mountain/island. We took the ferry boat here that was only 10 min long and then... More 

1 Thank annabananakjp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A must visit place for Buddhist. Even if you are not a Buddhist, the serenity and amazing sights will capture you.

1 Thank Richard T
Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Putuo shan (located at Zhuoshan) is a small island where one of the five major religious place in China that one must go. Getting there is not too trouble or just take a local tour. Or simply arrive the island by yourself, then take the shuttle bus (CNY5-10/trip) which can take you to all the scenic places. Stay a night... More 

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Shanghai, China
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Took a bus from Shanghai South railway station which leaves just about every 40 mins. Bus also leaves from Napu bridge station. bus takes you to bus station on Zhoushan where you get a second bus for a 10 min ride to the zhujiajian port then a 24 min ferry ride to the island. Takes a good 5 hours to... More 

1 Thank fredsave
Singapore, Singapore
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

One of the five major buddhist religious mountains for pious pilgrims to visit, very pleasant and spiritual.

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Shanghai, China
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Putuoshan was a nice day out with the family. A bit of hiking & sightseeing, as well as some swimming in the ocean. Bring your own food, and you can easily spend the entire day in the area. The swimming areas have lifeguards, as well as boats monitoring swimmers. One can rent floaties as well. One thing to keep in... More 

1 Thank Eric J
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

All sites were lovely - attendance as an observer at a temple service was moving & inspiring. Walks in natural settings were relaxing

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We visited here in first week of July. The weather was good . We enjoyed a lot. Some tips : 1. There is a vegetarian lunch (one mixed vegetable dish+rice) inside the temple , which will cost you 5 Yuan ( need to buy a coupon inside). This was so much tasty : may be I was hungry that time... More 

2 Thank Mapsoo7
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The name that Trip Advisor provides this tourist attraction is a bit deceiving. Putuoshanzhen is one of the islands near Zhoushan. On the island there are a wide variety of things to do. You can catch a ferry to the island from Zhujiajianzhen. There isn't a bridge out to it. While my friends and I were there, we went to... More 

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