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Private Tour to Zhongyue Temple, Shaolin Temple and Zen Music Ceremony from Zhengzhou

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Join this private day tour to explore the Zhongyue Temple, the famous Shaolin Temple and enjoy the top rank live-action performances - Zen Music Shaolin Ceremony. Zhongyue Temple is the largest and oldest intact building complex among the Five Holy Mountains in China. Accompanied by your knowledgeable tour guide, get to know the detailed history and stories about this Temple. At the Shaolin Temple, you will  have plenty time to watch a kung-fu performance that displays amazing martial arts moves, discover the history and culture and admire the biggest pagoda forest in China. End the day by enjoy the amazing real-scene musical extravaganza featuring music, dance, light and Shaolin kung fu. This private tour includes local dinner, all entrance fee, show ticket an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. The tour contains no factory and shopping stops which keeps the focus on the main sites.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Zhongyue Temple, 4 Miles East of the City, Dengfeng 452470 China

Following an afternoon pickup from your accommodation in Zhengzhou city,  meet your private guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle. Heading directly to Zhongyue Temple, which will takes about 1.5 hours. Your tour guide will explain the relate histories and stories along the way, feel free to ask any questions if you have!

Zhongyue Temple was first built during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) and was the place where emperors and ministers from various historical periods paid their respects to the God of Mount Songshan in central China. It is the largest and oldest intact building complex among the Five Holy Mountains in China. It is praised as the palace museum in central China and the sixth paradise of Taoism.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple), Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000 China

Afterwards, you will visit the Shaolin Temple. First, you will have a chance to witness the real Kungfu performed by Shaolin monks. As a UNESCO Site, the Shaolin Temple was first constructed in 495 A.D. Later, Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557) had the temple built to accommodate the Indian master Batuo. As Chinese Kungfu also originated from Shaolin Temple, it has been recognized as the origin of Chan Buddhism and the cradle of Kungfu. Accompanied by your knowledgable tour guide, you will get you know the histories and related stories about Shaolin Temple - culture, people and soul.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple, West of Shaolin Temple, Dengfeng 450000 China

Afterwards, you will explore the Pagoda Forest which is a concentration of tomb pagodas for eminent monks and abbots of the temple.

There are more than 240 tomb pagodas of various sizes from the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (618-1911), making it the biggest pagoda forest in China. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shaolin Zen Music Ritual, Shixiangou Tourist Zone, Dengfeng 452470 China

Enjoy a delicious dinner in the local restaurant, then attend the amazing Zen Music Shaolin Ceremony.

The Zen Music Shaolin Ceremony is a real-scene musical extravaganza featuring music, dance, light and Shaolin kung fu. Shaolin Zen Music Ritual stages in Daxian Valley with hills standing vertically as backdrop, covering a floorage of 5 square kilometers. Live chants by monks of Shaolin Temple, fabulous stage effect and soothing Zen music constitute to a marvelous artistic work integrating culture, history and nature. The Zen Music Shaolin Grand Ceremony ranks first among top five live-action performances in China.

After your the show, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Zhengzhou.

Duration: 2 hours