Putuo Island is home to a sacred mountain, pedestrian footpaths, many Buddhist temples, fresh seafood daily, and the world's tallest statue of Guanyin. Thanks to Xin Huang for organizing the tour, and to Sirgoleng for his expert guidance. The first photo shows one of two amazing bridges en route from Shanghai: a 50+ kilometer bridge spanning Hangzhou Bay, and another leading to Zhoushan. Then a short boat-ride to Putuo Island, where the rest of the pics were taken. The first sequence features the harbor area and footpath to Guanyin's statue. Next day, a sequence in and around impressive Puji Temple, followed by a crane catching lunch and a walk along Hundred Step Beach. After lunch and a coffee at a hip bistro, which plays music from the 60s, we took a a cable car up to stately Huiji Temple, at the summit of Mount Putuo. Back down, and across the road, we explored the new and gigantic Fayu Temple. Putuo is a beautiful, peaceful and restful island, at least in the off-season.
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