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THINGS TO DO
· Sightseeing
· Beach and water
 Beach activities
Water activities
· Geology and biology tour
Survey of marine-built costal line
Tour of island vegetation and forest
Explore ancient architecture and temples
· Demystify Buddism
Dharma assemblies held three times every year with huge turnout
Learn the history and religion, observe the worships and hear the Buddhism stories
Art of Guanyin Depiction
Religious Customs Activities
· Food and restaurants
Vegetarian food
Island-fresh sea food
· Shopping
Religious souvenir
Dried sea food, specialty goods
 
 

Geological Tours

    Mount Putuo is part of Zhoushan archipelago and was formed about 150 million years ago. Over time, due to the movement of the earth, glacier impacts and marine effects, complex geological formations have taken shape on the islands. Today, Mount Putuo has exhibitions of 5 layer marine carved platforms and 3 layer marine deposit platforms. On the island, features such as bays, sand beaches, cobble beaches, mud beaches, marine caves, marine carved chasms, marine carved cliffs, platforms, natural bridges and reefs can also be found.

Marine caves are carved by the ocean's waves and are ocean-facing. Some of these caves are tens of meters deep. With further erosion, the caves will become chasms.

Caoyin cave


This cave was eroded from a granite rock by the ocean waves which created natural cracks, over time, these cracks formed the cave. Even more interesting is after the cave was formed, the waves and the compressed air pressured the ceiling of the cave and eventually broke part of the ceiling creating a natural skylight and bridge.

Fanyin cave

This is a marine carved chasm formed on a rock fault. On the south side of the wall, scratches from the fault are still visible.


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