Buddhist Temple in Pǔtuóshān

Huìjì Temple

Less grand than the temples at sea level, hilltop Huìjì draws pilgrims who make the climb up Fódǐng Mountain. The temple has a small vegetarian canteen for post-hike sustenance.
Statue in Pǔtuóshān

South Sea Guanyin

The first thing you see as you approach Pǔtuóshān by boat is this 33m-high glittering statue of Guanyin, overlooking the waves at the southernmost tip of the island. It's the symbol of the island.
Buddhist Temple in Pǔtuóshān

Pǔjì Temple

Fronted by large ponds and overlooked by towering camphor trees and Luóhàn pines, this recently restored Chan (Zen) temple stands by the main square and dates to at least the 17th century. Beyond chubby Milefo sitti…
Buddhist Temple in Pǔtuóshān

Fǎyǔ Temple

Colossal camphor trees and a huge gingko tree tower over this Chan (Zen) temple, where a vast glittering statue of Guanyin sits resplendently in the main hall, flanked by 18 luóhàn effigies. Each luóhàn has a name –…
Beach in Pǔtuóshān

One Thousand Step Beach

Pǔtuóshān’s largest beach stretches all along the northeast coast of the island – a long unspoilt stretch of blonde sand. Swimming is only permitted between May and August until 6pm, but any time of year it’s a love…
Cave in Pǔtuóshān

Fànyīn Cave

On the far eastern tip of the island, this cave contains a temple dedicated to Guanyin perched between two cliffs with a seagull’s view of the crashing waves below.
Museum in Pǔtuóshān

Buddhism Museum

This small museum contains some of the Ming and Qing dynasty relics from Pǔtuóshān's temples, including effigies in bronze and jade and ritual implements, with some English signage. The entrance is not well-marked, …
Beach in Pǔtuóshān

One Hundred Step Beach

The most popular of Pǔtuóshān’s beaches has a pretty pagoda perched on terraced rock that always has a crowd. Swimming is allowed between May and August, until 6pm.
Mountain in Pǔtuóshān

Fódǐng Mountain

A steep but beautifully shaded half-hour climb can be made up Fódǐng Mountain – Buddha’s Summit Peak – the highest point on the island. This is also where you will find Huìjì Temple. Watch devout pilgrims and Buddhi…
Cave in Pǔtuóshān

Shàncái Cave

This cave is named after a boy attendant to Guanyin, often seen in Chinese Buddhist temples. He's also known as the 'child god of wealth' and you'll see visitors pulling out money for him to bless. There's a path le…