Pu Tuo Shan Pilgrimage

It costs ¥160 (July 2010) to land on Putuoshan as the whole island is a National Park.

The 15 minute boat ride from Zhoushan or Zhujiajian costs about ¥18; the journey from Ningbo to Putuoshan costs ¥70 and consists of an about 1 hour bus ride from the Ningbo Ferry Wharf to the port in Daxie and a 1 hour boat ride from Daxie to Putuoshan. The Ningbo Ferry Wharf is located just north of LaoWaiTan on 288 Zhongma Road (中马路). There is an information/hotel booking desk at the Wharf, otherwise it is a short walk to the Puji Temple central area, where there is another information centre.
There are two boats departing from Shanghai. The cheapest leaves in the evening and takes around 12 hours, and costs around ¥90-340 (one way). For approximately ¥260 (one way), you can buy a ticket which includes a bus trip to Luchao Wharf from the city centre (taking up to two hours, depending on traffic conditions) and a boat onwards to Putuoshan (taking between two and three hours).
From Hangzhou, there are buses from the Yellow Dragon Stadium bus station that stop at Wushan Square and continue on to the ferry terminal on Zhoushan. Buses depart approximately once per hour, take 4 hours, and cost ¥95. Buses departing in the afternoon will end in Dinghai, Zhoushan because there are no ferries after 6pm. There are many hotels in Dinghai within walking distance of the stop. The bus journey no longer involves a vehicular ferry from the mainland to Zhoushan because a new bridge has been competed. 

Fayu Monastery is located at the foot of Fodingshan (Foding mountain), at the north end of 1000 step Beach. Entry fee ¥5.
Huiji Monastery is located near the top of Fodingshan. Entry fee ¥5. You can reach the temple by cable car (¥40 return). Take Bus 2 from the port (¥8). Or climb up the steps from near Fayu Temple (about 1 hour).
Puji Monastery, located at the center of the island, is the most accessible and famous monastery on Putuoshan. ¥5 entry. A ritual performed by the monks runs from 4:30AM to 7AM (becomes crowded at this time).
Northern Village, is accessed by walking north up the hill from the lower cable car station, past the large new development on the coast (on the right). After 1-2 km, at the end of the road, is the start of a footpath that leads through an historic village in various stages of disrepair. While some residents remain, the majority of villagers were re-settled in new dwellings with services back south of the ferry terminal. Continue on via a PLA training area to the northern tip of the island, but staying on the earthen path may be good advice. You have to walk back to the cable car station to exit the area.
Other Monasteries - there are nearly 80 other quiet monasteries to explore in the forests.
If you are short of time or energy, ride the cable car from the bottom of the mountain, explore the temples at the top, walk down slowly and admire the pagodas and temples along the way.
Luojia Shan is a small island to the southeast of Putuo Shan - an old saying states: 'if you don't visit Luojia Shan, the pilgrimage to Putuo Shan is incomplete'. The ferry to Luojia Shan costs ¥45, and departs from the main ferry terminal. There are two sailings a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and the journey takes about 30 minutes. The ferry stays in Luojia Shan for two hours before returning to Putuo Shan.

Buddhist Holy Mountains
Pu Tuo Shan, Zhejiang province, 284 meters. Sacred to Kuan-Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Wu Tai Shan, Shanxi province, 3061 meters. Sacred to Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom.
Emei Shan, Sichuan province, 3099 meters. Sacred to Samantabhadra, the Bodhisattva of Benevolent Action.
Jiu Hua Shan, Anhui province, 1341 meters. Sacred to Kshitigarbha, the Bodhisattva of Salvation. 

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