The Spring of Putuo Mountain Tourism Festival will be held from April 9-20 in Putuo district of Zhoushan, an island city in Zhejiang province.
One of the four great Buddhist mountains in China, Putuo Mountain became a Buddhist sanctuary during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). Considered the meditation place of Guanyin (Buddhist Goddess of Mercy), it has attracted pious pilgrims far and wide.
Buddhism concerts, forums and a live show of sand sculptures depicting tales of Guanyin on the shores of the island will introduce the goddess to visitors from home and abroad.
Visitors will also have a chance to immerse themselves in Buddhist-themed exhibitions and local intangible cultural heritage performances.