Day 7: Shanghai - Putuoshan Island
Today you'll need to grab an early breakfast, as you'll be picked up at 7:00am for your transfer to the bus station. A public bus will drive you for three hours to Luchao, where you’ll catch a boat to Putuoshan Island. Bring along a snack for the journey as the boat only has a simple bar.
During your time on Putuoshan Island, you’ll stay in a comfortable hotel with all the necessary facilities. Have some lunch at your hotel, rest up for a bit and then head out to explore the island. We recommend visiting the 33m tall Buddhist statue of Guan Yin in the late afternoon. At this time of day it will be beautifully lit by the setting sun.
The best way to explore the island is by foot; the island has been cultivated for pedestrians and there are signs everywhere to lead you in the right direction. Putuoshan is small (approximately 6km in circumference) and you can easily walk around it in a day.