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Luoyang: Full-Day Longmen Grottoes & Shaolin Temple

Luoyang: Full-Day Longmen Grottoes & Shaolin Temple

From £210.52 per person

On this full-day guided private tour, you will visit one of the four great grottoes in China, Longmen Grottoes, witness a real Kung Fu performance by the Shaolin monks and explore the birthplace of Shaolin Kung Fu at Shaolin Temple.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
At your accommodation in downtown Luoyang or at the train station.
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  • Visit one of the four great grottoes in China - Longmen Grottoes
  • Explore the birthplace of Shaolin Kung Fu at Shaolin Temple
  • Have a delicious lunch tasting local food in a well-chosen restaurant
Full description
At approximately 08:30, a local tour guide will pick you up from your downtown Luoyang hotel or the railway station to start your full-day Kung Fu tour. You will first visit the Longmen Grottoes, one of the four great grottoes in China. The other three famous grottoes are the following: Yungang Grottoes in Datong, the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang and the Maiji Mountain Grottoes in Tianshui. There are 2,345 caves with 2,680 statues over 70 stupas and 2,680 inscribed stone tablets densely scattered along the cliffs on both banks of the Yi River. After enjoying a delicious lunch tasting local food in a well-chosen restaurant, you will move on to visit to Shaolin Temple situated in Songshan Mountain. This temple is honored as the cradle of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts, worthy of a visit if you are interested Shaolin Kung Fu. Follow your guide to witness real Kung Fu, explore the history of Chinese martial arts and visit the main sites such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Grand Hall, the Sutra Depository, the Hall of Thousands of Buddha and the Pagoda Forest. Afterwards, your guide will drop you off back at either your hotel or the railway station. 
  • Private car/ van with driver
  • Professional tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Chinese lunch
  • Fuel surcharge and tax
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • Transfer is available for your hotel in Luoyang or the railway station
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/ driver
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