Putuo Mountain scenic area in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province launches a time-sharing reservation system on Sept 18. [Photo/IC]
Putuo Mountain scenic area in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province launched a time-sharing reservation system on Sept 18, the first scenic area in the city to do so, local media reported.
Tourists must make online real-name reservations for one of two options: 6 am to 12 pm or 12 pm to 9:50 pm.
When the number of reservations reaches 50 percent of maximum capacity, sales will be suspended.
Tourists can reserve tickets via the official WeChat accounts "pts_china" or "hxlc01" and apply for a Zhejiang or Zhoushan health code after arriving the scenic area. After that, those with a green health code can enter Putuo Mountain scenic area with their identity cards.
The onsite ticket office will be closed and the service office will only be available to tourists who are not able to pay by cellphone or overseas tourists.
Putuo Mountain, located on a small island in the Zhoushan Archipelago, covers an area of 12.93 square kilometers and is one of China's Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism. The mountain has been known by Buddhists as the shrine of Guanyin Bodhisattva since ancient times and has been named a "Buddhist world amidst the sea and sky".