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3 Days 2 Nights Shanghai-NingBo-Mount putuo

If you have few days in Shanghai, you can think about this surprise trip at Putuoshan area. Ningbo rose to prominence during the 7th and 8th centuries as a trading port for tea,ceramics and silk. The lush and well-tended Buddhist island of Putuoshan is the enchanting abode of Guanyin. Putuoshan is deeply permeated with the aura of the goddess and the devotion from her worshipers. With its clean beaches and fresh air, Putuoshan is a perfect place to visit.

Tour Code :
A0152
Duration :
3 days
Destinations :
Shanghai
Departure date :
Everyday
Tour Type :
Private Tour
From $340
  • D1

    Day 1 Ningbo       Lunch    

    Ningbo: Ningbo Tianyi Square

    Our tour guide and driver will pick you up form shanghai downtown hotel then you will have a relaxed drive to Ningbo. Upon arrival check in a local hotel then get ready for an adventure of a life time ( there is no mosquito craft to Putuo after 16:00 p.m every day).
    You will visit the Ningbo Tianyi Square where you can see many dainty snacks made and displayed in the windows of little stores along the street. You can see the musical fountain and the large water curtain film. At night, hundreds of fancy fountains form a beautiful water world. You will definitely like the dazzling dream world.

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    Ningbo Tianyi Square

  • D2

    Day 2 Ningbo       Lunch    

    Mount Putuo: Puji Temple-Purple Bamboo forest-South Sea Kwan-yin Sculpture

    The driver and tour guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning then take you to Daxie Pier and then you can have a Mosquito craft riding to Mount Putuo. Mount Putuo is one of the four famous buddhist mountains in China and there is a temple for Kwan-yin Bodhisattva to educate the masses. When you arrive, you will visit Puji Temple, which is the main temple for the worship of Kwan-yin Bodhisattva in Mount Putuo.There is a stone archway, everyone needs to walk on foot so as to show respect to Kwan-yin Bodhisattva. If you stand near the pavilion in summer,you will see the blooming lotus, feel the cool wind, breathe the fragrant air and submerge yourself in the charming scenery. Afterwards,  we will go to see the Purple Bamboo forest which is more famous with a little temple. At last,  we will continue to visit the South Sea Kwan-yin Sculpture, which is one of the landmark buildings in Mount Putuo. It uses the image of Kwan-yin Bodhisattva floating on the sea, very dignified and kind.  The tour ends by sending you back to Ningbo in the afternoon.

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    Mount putuo

  • D3

    Day 3 Shanghai       Lunch    

    Shanghai: Bund-Nanjing Road-Pudong New District

    The driver and tour guide will pick you up from hotel then you will be driven back to Shanghai but you will drop by the Bund area and Nanjing Road before getting to Hotel. Get to enjoy the vista of the 52 western-style buildings along the waterfront and appreciate the modern skyline of the Pudong New District. The tour ends by sending you back to the hotel in Shanghai.

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    Bund

      


Person(s)/$ 1 2-5 6-9 ≥10
Price per person

Inclusions

    1.Entrance fee as described in the itinerary.

    2.Meals as described in the itinerary.

    3.Hotel accommodations with breakfast (based on twin share).

    4.Private transfer described in the itinerary.

    5.English-speaking guide.

    6.A bottle of water a day per person.


Exclusions

    1.International and Domestic air tickets with tax.

    2.Tips to Guides and Drivers.

    3.China entry visa fees.

    4.Personal expenses

    5.Single room supplement.

  • 1

    Mount putuo

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      Putuoshan Island is one of the larger islands belonging to the Zhoushan Archipelago, a group of in all some 1400 islands located at the mouth of Hangzhou Bay, not far from the city of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.

    Mount putuo

      Putuoshan Island covers an area of some 12 square kilometers, most of which is pristine nature. There are fantastic vistas of the surrounding seascapes from Putuo Mountain, which is one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Chinese Buddhism. It is also home to the most famous Guanyin Temple in all of China (Guanyin is the Goddess of Mercy and the patron saint, as it were, of seafarers).

      1. It has many beaches among which Hundred Step Beach (600 meters long) and Thousand Step Beach (1700 meters long) are the two major ones with facilities such as deckchairs, parasols and water activities.

      2. 33m tall statue of the Guan Yin at Zizhulin

      3. Putuo Mountain is located on the island, one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism. There are a number of temples on Mount Putuo. During it heyday, there were 3 main temples, 88 monasteries, and 128 thatched houses for various other persons engaged in work in support of the temples and monasteries on the island, and more than 4000 monks were in active service on the mountain. Mount Putuo was understandably a place of great reverence, being referred to as the "First Buddhist Kingdom in Zhendan".

      4. It is a tourist site for those in search of rare mountain beauty and tranquil walks among historical and religious relics. There are luxuriant trees everywhere on the island - especially a large number of ancient camphor trees - filled with a host of singing birds. The ground below is covered in season with fragrant flowers. Putuoshan Island has been aptly called "A Botanical Garden on a South Sea Island".

    Mount putuo

      Putuo Mountain

      Located in the Putuoshan Islands, Mountain Putuo is one of China's four sacred Buddhist mountains, particularly oriented toward the Buddhist deity Guanyin, the goddess of mercy and compassion. Legend has it that Guanyin once showed her bodily presence here and left a number of historical sites. The temples and shrines on the island are full of colorful sculptures depicting the deity in her various forms, from the common-seen South Sea Guanyin at her welcoming perch overlooking the sea, to various depictions of the Thousand-Hand Guanyin, whose tangle of limbs represents her ability to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.

      The Mountain was originally called Mountain Meicun for a man named Meifu in the Han Dynasty had once lived here. It got the sacred spirit after a Japanese monk who came to China to seek for help. The monk planned to carry a Guanyin sculpture obtained from Mountain Wutai back to Japan. But unfortunately he was stopped by a storm at this area. he believed that the Guanyin was reluctant to live, so he landed and built the "Unwilling to Leave Nunnery" to host the sculpture. Since ever, the mountain has been heavily visited by pilgrims. View famous mountains in China.

      Saturated with the fragrance of incense and strains of Buddhist chants, Mountain Putuo now offers a spiritual sanctuary contrast to the wafting, exhaust fumes and the din of auto horns that haunt many cities we live.

      Lianhua Island

      Lianhua Island is located opposite Putuo Mountain, separated by the sea. It used to be an abandoned island, till 1996 when artist Zhu Renming bought it and spent 15 years developing it into an artistic paradise. There are about 500 statues of arhat, with vivid postures and expressions. The statues were designed by Zhu Renming based on the look of local fishing men, carved out of granite, and placed alongside an 800-meter-long causeway. Besides the natural sea scenery and arhat statues, on the island there are international art studios and art gallery.

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