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Putuo Mountain, or Putuo Shan, the lowest of China's sacred mountains, is located o­n a small island of o­nly twelve square kilometers, five kilometers east of Zhoushan island in Zhejiang province. The peak of Putuo Shan, meaning 'beautiful white flower,' is 291 meters above sea level and is reached by a stone staircase with 1060 steps. A holy place before the arrival of Buddhism, the island is full of mystic caves, tranquil valleys, overhanging cliffs and golden beaches.Putuo Shan and its temples are sacred to the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, a goddess of compassion. Legends tell that Avalokitesvara attained supreme enlightenment upon the island and that Sudhana, another Bodhisattva, came to Putuo Shan to pay homage to Avalokitesvara. Mount Putuo first became a Buddhist Sanctuary during the Tang Dynasty. Legends tell of an Indian Monk, arriving late in the 9th century, who had received instruction an..

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  • The Temple Of Guanyin Who Refuses To Leave

    The Temple Of Guanyin Who Refuses To Leave

    IntroductionThe Temple Of Guanyin Who Refuses To Leave, is the oldest and most important temple in Putuoshan. It is small and by the sea, just below the much larger than the temple in th..

  • Nine Dragon Hall

    Nine Dragon Hall

    IntroductionThe famous nine-dragon hall from Putuoshan is located in the Fayu temple. It is 12.5 meter long and 2 meter high, built with 60 blocks of black stones which are all 70cm..

  • Luojia Mountain

    Luojia Mountain

    IntroductionMount Luojia lies in the Lotus Sea to the southeast of Putuoshan. The legend has it that it was the place where Bodhisattva Guanyin practiced Buddhism. Viewed from near the Ca..

  • South Sky Gate

    South Sky Gate

    IntroductionThe ancient South Gate was established in Tang Dynasty. Fir Lake is neighboring Li River in the east and is depending o­n Elephant Hill in the south. There is a group of m..

  • Pantuo Rock

    Pantuo Rock

    IntroductionPantuo Rock 's name means literally a huge stone o­n a mountain.  It looks like a cone, standing o­n the top of another rock . The rock appears to be ..

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