Welcome to read the Putuoshan Travel Guide. Putuoshan, regarded as the lowest of China's sacred mountains, is located on an island of only five kilometers away from Zhoushan Island. It is an island at the east part of Zhoushan Archipelago consisting of more than 1000 islands. "Putuoshan" literally means the "beautiful white flower" is a 291 meters mountain above sea level and can reach by a 1060 step staircase. The island covers an area of only 12.5 square kilometers and features tranquil valleys, cliffs, caves and beaches.
Putuoshan has been considered to be a holy place of Buddhist worship for a long time. It is one of the four Buddhist Mountains of China. Others are Wutaishan, E'meishan and Jiuhuashan. Every year, reverent followers take a travel to the island to pay respects to Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy. As a result, the island is littered with temples and shrines. Its circumference is only 33 km, but, there are 3000 to 4000 inhabitants of who about 1000 are monks and nuns. The largest buildings are four storeys tall. Most are two storeys and old architecture.
The island is known for its rugged terrain and exquisite landscape, featuring an array of temples, pagodas, arched bridges, narrow alleys, fishing boats, and artisans' shops. It is also the most famous place to enjoy the sea food: shrimps, fishes, crabs, oysters and so on. The sandy shores of the island are also special features and particularly attractive to travelers. There are many wonderful scenic sites on the island, including temples, nunneries, beaches, exotic rocks, etc. Read more guide to Putuoshan attractions below. Welcome to check out our other pages for more travel information about Putuoshan. We would like to help you with your travel plan, by providing professional advice, useful itinerary and excellent travel service.
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