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 Buddhist nuns stop every three steps to either bow or kneel in supplication. The less motivated take the cable car (索道; suǒdào, one-way/return ¥40/70, 6.30am-5pm).

The Xiāngyún Pavilion (香云亭; Xiāngyún Tíng) is a pleasant spot for a breather.