10 Things to Do in Zhoushan That You Shouldn't Miss

February 7, 2018 Jacquiline Delozier

 Zhoushan (help·info), formerly romanized as Chusan, is a prefecture-level "city" in northeastern Zhejiang Province in eastern China. It consists of an archipelago of islands at the southern mouth of Hangzhou Bay, off Ningbo. The prefecture's city proper is Dinghai on Zhoushan Island, now administered as the prefecture's Dinghai District. During the 2010 census, Zhoushan Prefecture's population was 1,121,261, out of whom 842,989 lived in the urban districts of Dinghai and Putuo.
Restaurants in Zhoushan

1. Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan)

Putuo Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China +86 580 319 1919
Excellent
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34%
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4.5 based on 629 reviews

Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan)

Located on an island in the East China Sea, this mountain is one of the four Buddhist shrines in the country, which features many temples and nunneries.

Reviewed By Ralph W - Suzhou, China

Buddhist or not - it is worth to come here to explore the island and the lot of temples that are here. It is a very relaxing and peaceful place. Try to escape the big tourist streams and go to temples that are a little more remote.

2. Zhoushan Taohua Island

Taohuadao Scenic Resort, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316121, China
Excellent
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4 based on 79 reviews

Zhoushan Taohua Island

Reviewed By Jirmi - Shanghai, China

You can stay on the island, however we decided to stay on a bigger island and ferry-hop to Taohua. Tip: last ferry leaves at 17:00.
We had a lovely day on the island. We didn't go to the scenic spot because it takes at least an hour to hike to the top after you paid the entrance fee.
However, we did spend some time on the beach and the only beach restaurant. The restaurant is on a large deck looking over the surf. The cuisine is Chinese and the owners don't speak English but the food is good. However, don't order the tea unless you want to pay 100 Yuan for a small pot of bad tea. Also, ask for the prices of the food before you order it - it's not a la carte restaurant but rather the point at what you want to be cooked style.
Please go to the monastery that's on the way from the beach to the scenic spot. It's beautiful, large and colourful and also much older than the monastery at Putuoshan. The monks there are very social and friendly.
All in all, I'd say Taohua island is pleasant stop. I wouldn't go all the way to Zhoushan just for the island again, but it's a definite stop if it's your first time to Zhoushan.

3. Zhujiajian Island

Zhujiajian Island, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China +86 580 603 2989
Excellent
47%
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 87 reviews

Zhujiajian Island

Reviewed By Marysa C - Shenyang, China

I went there in april...the weather was good....not good enough for swimming...Last year -2012- the had Disneyland Sculptures....amazing...
Also the suvenires...
The place to eat nearby is not the best...you might want to take come food with you...I was there just one day....no idea about hotels...
Is worth visiting!

4. Dongji Island

Dongji Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Dongji Island

Reviewed By Milton781 - Seattle, WA

I have lived in China for two years and this may be my favorite of all the places I've visited. Stone houses on steep hills with winding stairways; cats watching baskets of fish drying; retired fishermen watching their sons and grandsons returning from the fishing grounds in the afternoon; truly fantastic seafood - you can dine on the quay; one of the coolest bars (at night) and coffee shops (morning) is the Rock Jetty Bar - you can have a latte "at the ends of the earth"; and do get up at 4:30am to make the trek to the Sunrise Pavilion - first place sun rises in China. -- it is worth the walk through the dark streets with only fishermen mending their nets out and about. And don't miss the wonderful art created by the fishermen's wives -- there is a studio where you can watch them paint.

5. Fayu Temple

Fayu Temple, Putuo Mountain, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316107, China
Excellent
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Fayu Temple

Reviewed By tombillinge - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Fayu temple is a lovely bright temple with superb statues. The temple is filled with brightly coloured halls and the smell of burning joss sticks. The location is very central and you can access Huiji temple from the set of stairs at the side. The temple is absolutely worth visiting and going in the afternoon in the week ensures a much quieter visit with fewer people around.

6. Zhoushan Putuo Liuheng Island

Liuheng Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316056, China
Excellent
55%
Good
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Zhoushan Putuo Liuheng Island

Reviewed By sistema888 - Australia

If you are looking for a relaxing week with healthy food and lots of hiking, this is the place to be. The coastal island is occupied by numerous ancient temples, vegetarian cuisine and relaxing sereal ambiance. It is just a ferry ride from Shanghai or a 2 hour car ride from Ningbo to Zhou Jia Jian Port which you need to take a 10 minute ferry from the Port to Zhou Shan. I highly recommend this place for everyone to enjoy.

7. Nansha Beach

Nansha Beach, Zhujiajian Island, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
Excellent
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4 based on 22 reviews

Nansha Beach

Reviewed By WackaWacka520 - Ningbo, China

Went here during the Qingming festival, so there were a lot of people, but still a nice place for a visit. Taking the double decker bus was absolutely worth it, 30 kuai for 1 day or 40 kuai for 2, and it can take you to all the major sites around Zhoushan (including here). Make sure to bring your own snacks and drinks as everything inside is expensive and there are no other stores nearby. Great place for a picnic and playing on the beach. If the weather is crummy, I would choose a different place.

8. International Sand Sculpture Art Plaza

International Sand Sculpture Art Plaza, Zhujiajian Town, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
Excellent
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4 based on 15 reviews

International Sand Sculpture Art Plaza

Reviewed By Ralph W - Suzhou, China

The sculptures on the beach are already a bit broken (even it seems that the sand is somehow glued) but if you are there it is nice to go and worth to see. Impressive what can be done with just sand and also interesting how China see us (the Germans): Beer and "die Sendung mit der Maus " :)

9. Zhoushan Huiji Temple

In Yunwu Mountain, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
Excellent
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Zhoushan Huiji Temple

Reviewed By tombillinge - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Huiji temple is a small, yet pretty Chan Buddhist temple. It is located at the top of the mountain and you will need to walk up 2 kilometres of stairs to get there. Be prepared for a lot of steps. If you time it right, you can arrive at about 4.30 and have some food in the temple for 10 RMB.

10. Zhoushan Baibusha Scenic Resort

Within the district, Putuo District, Zhoushan 316100, China
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Zhoushan Baibusha Scenic Resort

Reviewed By kokomitay - Singapore, Singapore

The beach dun really look inviting to me accept facing my hotel where I stay in The Citic Putuo Hotel horrible hotel with bad attitude and service mindset.
I was told by mine guide not to walk to the grass area in the dark as there is snake.
Not to go in the night is the best as there are a lots Bed and Breakfast and Restaurant standing out there to pull business in to their restaurant for business.

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