Putuo Shan Travel Guide

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Putuo Shan Restaurants

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    by edelng Written Nov 26, 2013

    This restaurant is situated in a 5-star hotel. The setting was posh and refined. It is said that the chef has understudied in Puji Monastery. This is one of the few places in Putuo Shan where you can pay by VISA or Master.

    The entrance of the restaurant Inside the restaurant Fried Noodle Braised Radish Stir-fried Bittergourd
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    by edelng Written Nov 26, 2013

    This is one of the best vegetarian dishes we have tried. The chef is from Taiwan. If you want to try exquisite vegetarian dishes, you should try here. Moreover, there is a beach next to the restaurants. Prepare to pay for the fine dishes as they do not come cheap.

    Front of the restaurant Tofu Vegetarian Fish Fried Salted Mushrooms Mixed vegetables soup
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Putuo Shan Transportation

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    by edelng Updated Nov 26, 2013

    We purchased the tickets at Shanghai Huangpu Tourist Station. Took the subway to Nanpu Bridge station 南浦大桥 and go up to Exit 1. There was a tourist station counter. Tell them you want to go to Putuo Shan by speed boat. There were a few options to travel to Putuo Shan. We chose this option as it was the fastest way to get to Putuo Shan. Total travelling time was 4 hours (about 2 hours by bus and 2 hours by ferry). The bus moved off from station at 8.15am daily to the port. Arrived at Xiao Yang Shan port 小洋山码头 and then we walked to a speed boat and arrived at Putuo Shan port about 12.30pm. The price was RMB258 one way per person. It was an off peak season and the ferry ride was quite pleasant. There was no crowd at all.

    The ferry departing Putuo Shan was about 1.30pm daily. When we arrived Shanghai's Nanpu Bridge, it was about 5.30pm. To return to Shanghai from Putuo Shan, the ticket cost RMB260.

    I think this is the most expensive route but shortest travelling time to Putuo Shan.

    Shanghai Huangpu Tourist Station Huangpu Tourist Station Counter Speed Boat
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    by sprocketsplines Written Dec 3, 2008

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    Taking the small ferry to Putuo Shan was very crowded, cramped and uncomfortable. The boat sat low in the water and it seemed on the verge of being swamped by some of the larger waves. The return trip from Putuo Shan was on the larger ferry which was slower by a half hour but being larger was less cramped and more comfortable in spite of it still being full. As well, the price of the return trip on the larger ferry was cheaper than that of the smaller ferry. The only disadvantage of the larger ferry was that the crossing time is a half hour longer but with all the other considerations, the larger ferry is the only way to go to Putuo Shan by sea. A closing comment: The reason the return trip was on the larger ferry was because winds had made the size of the waves too large so that the smaller ferry was cancelled for the day of return. If not for this, we would have returned on the smaller ferry and never experienced the better alternative of the larger ferry.

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