A Two-Day Trip to Mount Putuo from Hangzhou or Shanghai

A Two-Day Trip to Mount Putuo from Hangzhou or Shanghai

HZ-05: Mount Putuo: Buddhist Pilgrimage

Mount Putuo is one of the famous Buddhist mountains. There is also a legendary saying that it is an ashram for Avalokitesvara to educate all living beings. During these two days, you will be totally immersed in Buddhist culture and the beautiful natural landscape. You will visit the two major temples: Puji Temple and Fayu Temple. Bukenqu Guanyin Yard and Mount Putuo south Buddhist goddess Guanyin Statue are also must-see places. Mount Putuo is surrounded by the sea. You can walk along Qianbu Jinsha Beach and spend your peaceful time in the Purple Bamboo Forest.

CET Advantages

  • Away from the cities and enjoy your quiet moment on this island
  • Listen to the historical allusions that happened on this mountain
  • At Mount Putuo south, admire a Buddhist goddess Guanyin Statue that is 33 meters tall
  • Explore the oldest Buddhist art on Mount Putuo
  • Make a wish at the temples
Quality

Quality

No Shopping Traps

Group Type

Group Type

Private

Tour Focus

Tour Focus

Buddhist Culture, History

Meals

Included Meals

Breakfast:1; Lunch:2

Accommodation

Accommodation

Nights:1

Best Season

Best Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Suitable For: Buddhist lovers

Full Itinerary

Day 1
Hangzhou/Shanghai – Mount Putuo by Road: Temples and Nature (lunch)
Morning

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby and escort you to Zhujiajian wharf with a 4-hour drive. And then you will get to Mount Putuo by ferry. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Ticket Office of the Ferry

Ticket Office of the Ferry

The Entrance

The Entrance

The Ferry

The Ferry

Afternoon

First you will visit Mount Putuo south where there is a Buddhist goddess Guanyin Statue, located on Shuangfeng Mountain at the Eastern End of Putuo.The Guanyin bronze statue is 18 meters high and has become one of the new landmarks on Mount Putuo. Not far away from the statue, you will see Bukenqu Guanyin Yard in the Purple Bamboo Forest where Guanyin practiced Buddhism. The guide will tell you about the origin of the name of Bukenqu (‘refuse to go’) Guanyin Yard.

Buddism godness Guanyin Statue

Buddism Godness Guanyin Statue in Mount Putuo South

Next you will visit Puji Temple. This is the Buddhist activity center of Mount Putuo and all the major Buddhist activities are held here. In addition, temple fairs are held on February 19, June 19 and September 19 of the lunar calendar. It may be more interesting to go there at this time.

Puji Temple

Puji Temple

Day 2
Mount Putuo – Hangzhou/Shanghai by Road: Temples (breakfast & lunch)
Morning

After breakfast, you will visit Fayu Temple. To witness monks practicing the prayer routine is a great experience. A lot of people come to this temple to pray to the Guanyin statue. Finally you will stroll along Qianbu Jinsha Beach.

Fayu Temple

Fayu Temple

Afternoon

After lunch, you will take a ferry back to Zhujiajian wharf and then take your private vehicle to your hotel in Hangzhou/Shanghai. Tour ends.

Featured Hotel

Mount Putuo Citic Putuo Hotel

What’s Included

  • Private transportation with licensed driver
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • One night’s accommodation on Mount Putuo
  • Entrance tickets to the listed attractions
  • One breakfast and two lunches included