Puto (Pooto, Pouto, or Poo-teon-shan)
Puto (Pooto, Pouto, or Poo-Teon-Shan)
is a small rocky island off the eastern extremity of Chusan, coast of China. It is about seventy miles from the mainland, near Ningpo, in latitude '30° 25' north, and longitude 122° 40' east, and is about five miles long and from one to two broad. It is famous in the annals of Chinese Buddhism, as having been devoted to the religious rites and services of that faith for more than a thousand years. It has numerous shrines and temples, and here Chinese Buddhism may be seen in its perfection, its rites being carefully practiced in the great temple.