The imposing Mount Putuo is located along the southern border of Hangzhou Bay and just off the eastern coast of the Zhoushan Islands. During the reign of the Tang, Mount Putuo served as the central hub and seat of Chinese Buddhism. The importance only increased after the creation of the famous Silk Road. Most of the great temples that were built along the mountain are still around today. These include the famous Puji Chan Temple, the famous Fayu Chan Temple and the mysterious Huiji Chan Temple. All in all, you can find up to 20 ancient temples here, which means there is one of the largest selections of preserved temples anywhere in the world. Mount Putuo is also the site of several major festivals that occupy an important place in local life. The Nan Hai Guan Yin Culture Festival is held here in November. In March, the mountain celebrates the Spring Festival and the Incense Festival. While a visit to Mount Putuo can be fantastic on its own, one of these festivals is sure to be an unforgettable experience.