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Private Day Tour to Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang Museum and White Horse Temple

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Delve into the heritage and history of Luoyang on this all inclusive private day trip to visit The Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple and Luoyang Museum. Experience the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site - Longmen Grottoes to view thousands of Buddhist statues carved into the steep limestone cliffs. Explore iconic White Horse Temple which is considered the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism. Get to know Luoyang's rich history and culture by visit Luoyang Museum. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this private tour of Luoyang will delight history buffs.  Tour includes entrance fee, lunch, English speaking tour guide, private vehicle and Luoyang hotel pick up and drop off.

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Stop At: Longmen Grottoes

Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Luoyang city center, meet your private guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle. Heading directly to Longmen Grottoes. Accompanied by your knowledgable tour guide to explore this UNESCO Site -The Longmen Grottoes comprise more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1km long stretch. Admire the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907), you will also visit the Fengxian Temple and the Wanfo Cave.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: White Horse Temple

After a delicious lunch in the local restaurant, you will explore the White Horse Temple.  The White Horse Temple, patronized in 68 CE by Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han Dynasty’s capital, is the first Buddhist temple to be built in China. Explore the halls and pavilions with your guide, hearing stories about the Buddhism history and culture. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Luoyang Museum

Next, stroll around the Luoyang Museum to learn the rich cultural heritage of this old capital. Check out over 400,000 historical relic objects displayed here. They include antiquaries from palaces and temples. These artifacts establish the historical past of Luoyang, representing elements of the ancient city of nine capitals, from Neolithic times up to 937 AD. After your tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luoyang.

Duration: 1 hour