Zhejiang Province is situated along the shore of the East Sea.
It has a total area of over 100,000 square kilometers (38,600
square miles) and a population of 46 million. Zhejiang is home
to many minority ethnic groups including Han, Hui, Manchu and
Miao. Zhejiang is the province with the most islands in China,
with more than 200 islands along its coast. Zhejiang also
enjoys a tremendous reputation in the long history of Chinese
Buddhism. In Hang Zhou, there is Lingyin Temple, which is one
of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. On
the Putuo Mountain, there are three famous temples, Puji
Temple, Huiji Temple and Fayu Temple.