Private Luoyang Longmen Grottoes & Shaolin Temple Day Tour from Luoyang

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Stop At: Longmen Grottoes, Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000 China

The Longmen Grottoes, aka Longmen Caves, are between Mount Xiang and Mount Longmen and face Yi River. Longmen Grottoes, Yungang Caves and Mogao Caves are regarded as the three most famous treasure houses of stone inscriptions in China.

Who built the Longmen Grottoes? Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei Dynasty firstly directed the construstion...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Longmen Grottoes, Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000 China

The Longmen Grottoes, aka Longmen Caves, are between Mount Xiang and Mount Longmen and face Yi River. Longmen Grottoes, Yungang Caves and Mogao Caves are regarded as the three most famous treasure houses of stone inscriptions in China.

Who built the Longmen Grottoes? Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei Dynasty firstly directed the construstion around the year 493 when he moved the capital to Luoyang. After that, the Longmen Caves were continuously built during the 400 years until the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The scenery area holds over 2,300 holes and niches, 2,800 steles, 40 dagobas, 1,300 caves and 100,000 statues. Most of them are the works of the Northern Wei Dynasty and the flourishing age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Lots of historical materials concerning art, music, religion, calligraphy, medicine, costume and architecture are kept here.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Shaolin Temple was established in 495A.D. at the western foot of Songshan Mountain, 13 kilometers northwest to Dengfeng City, Henan Province. The then-Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557) had the temple built to accommodate the Indian master Batuo (Buddhabhadra). Shaolin Temple literally means “temple in the thick forests of Shaoshi Mountain”.

As the first Shaolin abbot, Batuo (Buddhabhadra) devoted himself to translating Buddhist scriptures and preaching doctrines to hundreds of his followers. Later, another Indian monk Bodhidharma arrived at Shaolin Temple, who was said to have crossed the Yangtze River on a reed. He spent nine years meditating in a cave of the Wuru Peak and initiated the Chinese Chan tradition at Shaolin Temple. Thereafter, Bodhidharma was honored as the first Patriarch of Chan Buddhism. As Chinese Kungfu also originated from Shaolin Temple, it has been recognized as the origin of Chan Buddhism and the cradle of Kungfu.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Unexpectedly, we come to the Pagoda Forest, a graveyard for Buddhist dignitaries through the ages. On average, the pagodas are less than 15 meters (about 49 feet) high. The layer and the shape of a pagoda depend on many factors, such as one's Buddhist status, attainment and prestige during his lifetime. The Pagoda Forest here is the largest of China's pagoda complexes.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
  • Private tour
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned and clean vehicle with a private driver
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple)
  • Entrance tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Longmen Grottoes
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We arrange Luoyang Longmen Railway Station and Luoyang railway station pick up service .

8:00 AM
Return Details
Luoyang Hotel 
Luoyang Fast Train Station
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No included the Travel insurance for your coverage of injury or accident
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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