Monday, April 07, 2008


Putuo Mountain, one of the Zhoushan Islands, is about 100 miles off the eastern coast of Hangzhou Bay in Zhejiang Province. It is one of the four Buddhist shrines in China, covering an area of 12.5 square kilometers. Its main peak, the Peak of Buddhist Top, is 300 meters above sea level. Putuo Mountain is known for its exquisite landscape and famous both at home and abroad, especially among Southeast Asian countries. It is not only a sacred place of Buddhism -- "Buddhist Land of South Sea", but also an ideal summer resort. It has a mild climate, intriguing surroundings and unique scenery. The three famous temples are Puji Temple, Fayu Temple and Huiji Temple, which are the three largest ones among the 20-odd existing well-preserved temples nationwide.

Buddhism on Putuo Mountain started at the end of Tang Dynasty, with all the temples and nunneries mainly dedicated to Bodhisattva Guanyin (also know as the Mercy Bodhisattva). The architectural style of the temples and nunneries on Putuo Mountain is a typical model of Qing Dynasty.


  • At 11:10 AM , Blogger shawnee said...

    You are turning in to quite a lovely photographer!

  • At 2:45 PM , Blogger Dorota said...

    All the monuments and landscapes are beautiful!. Great photos. Are you enjoying shanghai?

  • At 1:42 PM , Blogger Dorota said...

    It was great to see you again. Sorry I missed you before you left. Greetings!


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