Luoyang One Day Private Tour of Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes Including Lunch more_vert
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Luoyang is located in the center of China and considered as the most important cradle of the Chinese civilization. As one of the six ancient capitals, the world famous attractions in Luoyang are the Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple. The Longmen Grottoes contains the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art from the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907) entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion. The White Horse Temple was the first Buddhist temple in China built during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) that is believed to be the cradle of Buddhism in China. Don't miss Shaolin Temple! It is famous for Shaolin Kung Fu that linked martial arts to Zen Buddhism. This full-day tour will take you to visit all the amazing places in Luoyang.

Following pickup at your hotel in Luoyang at 9am, start your tour at White Horse Temple. It is the first Buddhist temple in China built by Emperor Mingdi in 68 BCE.

Later on, visit the Shaolin Temple that is famous for Shaolin Kung Fu. You will have a chance to witness the real Kung Fu performed by Shaolin monks. Shaolin Temple is famous not only as one of China's most important Buddhist temples but also as the center of Chinese Kung Fu. First constructed in 495, the temple was mainly designed to accommodate Batuo, a famous Indian monk. Now Shaolin Temple is reputed as "the Number One Temple Under Heaven" and also listed as UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 2010. The temple is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin martial arts.

After lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Longmen Grottoes, which are considered a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art with more than 100,000 stone statues varying from 2 cm to 17.14 m high. Longmen Grottoes extends for about 1,094 yards along both banks of Yi River and approx. 12 km far away from Luoyang city. It is one of the three most valuable Buddhist Cave and rock carvings in China. After the tour is concluded, enjoy the 1.5 hour journey back to your hotel in Luoyang.

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Private Tour: 2-Day Luoyang Highlights of Shaolin Temple more_vert
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Luoyang is located in the central plain of China, the important cradle of the Chinese civilization. As one of the six ancient capitals, the world famous attractions in Luoyang include Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple and Luoyang Museum. The Shaolin Temple is famous for linking martial arts with Zen Buddhism and the Longmen Grottoes contains the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art from the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907) entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion. This private tour will take you to visit all the famous attractions in Luoyang in 2 days.

Day 1: Luoyang (Lunch)
Your tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Luoyang and pick you up to visit the White Horse Temple. Established by Emperor Mingdi in 68 AD, White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China and has earned the reputation of "No.1 Ancient Temple of China". Later on we will go to the famous Shaolin Temple that is known for Shaolin Kung Fu. You will have a chance to see the Kung Fu show performed by actual Shaolin monks. Shaolin Temple is famous not only as one of China's most important Buddhist temples but also as the center of Chinese Kung Fu. First constructed in 495, the temple was mainly designed to accommodate Batuo, a famous Indian monk, but now Shaolin Temple is reputed as the "Number One Temple under Heaven" listed as UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng". You can choose your preferable cuisine or restaurants for dinner at your own expense. Your guide can always provide restaurant recommendations. When the day is over, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Luoyang.
Overnight accommodation is not included.

Day 2: Luoyang (Lunch)
In the morning, a private car will drive you to visit the Longmen Grottoes, a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art with more than 100,000 stone statues varying from 2 cm to 17.14 meter high. It extends for approx. 1,094 yards along both banks of Yi River. The second stop is Luoyang Museum, a historical museum of China that houses over 1,700 cultural and historical relics in 5 showrooms that present 5 different social development periods in China including the Primitive Society, the Slavery Society, and the Feudal Society. After the tour is finished, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Luoyang.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Experience Private Day Tour more_vert
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On this full-day guided private tour, you will enjoy private pickup and drop-off services from your Luoyang hotel or Luoyang Railway Station to visit one of the four great grottoes in China - Longmen Grottoes, witness the real Kung Fu performed by Shaolin monks, and explore the birthplace of Shaolin Kung Fu at Shaolin Temple.

At approximately 8:30am, your local private tour guide will pick you up from your Luoyang downtown hotel or Luoyang Railway Station to start this full-day Kung Fu Trip. You will firstly come to Longmen Grottoes, one of the four great grottoes in China, that holds equal significance as the other three: Yungang Grottoes in Datong, 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 Yi River.

After enjoying a delicious lunch and tasting local food in a well-selected restaurant, you will move on to visit to Shaolin Temple situated in Songshan Mountain. This temple is honored as the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts. It is surely worthy of a visit if you are interested Shaolin Kung Fu. Follow your guide to witness the real Kung Fu, explore the history of Chinese martial arts, and visit the main sites including Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Grand Hall, the Sutra Depository, Hall of Thousands of Buddha, and the Pagoda Forest. Afterwards, your guide will drop you off at your Luoyang downtown hotel or Luoyang Railway Station to conclude the wonderful day trip.

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Private Day Tour of Luoyang Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes Including Lunch more_vert
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Join this private day tour to explore two of the most important historical attractions in Luoyang, Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple. Be marveled by the work of devoted Buddhists from thousands of years ago and also astounded by the martial art performance of Shaolin monks. Lunch is included in the package.

Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your Luoyang hotel or upon your arrival at at the exit of Luoyang Railway Station holding a welcome sign to pick you up for a day of exploration in Luoyang. Located 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the west of Luoyang, Longmen Grottoes is one of the four largest grotto complexes in China. The cultural relics lie amid lush green mountains and serpentine rivers. Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, the grottoes of differing sizes that were carved in different dynasties are a feast for your eyes. Lunch will be served at a a local restaurant.

After lunch break, you will head to Shaolin Temple, which takes about one and a half hours by car. Shaolin Temple is shrouded in legend and mystery. The origin of martial arts and kung fu is part of the mystique of Shaolin Temple and the Shaolin monks. This is probably the most famous temple in China, not just because of its long history but also because of its role in Chinese Buddhism and its martial arts, or also known as wu shu. You will also enjoy a half-hour kung fu show at the theater to see different weapons demonstrated by Shaolin monks. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the railway station at Luoyang to catch the train to your next destination.

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Private Day Tour: Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple from Luoyang more_vert
*$348 AUD Book
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Join the private full-day tour and visit the two must-see attractions of Luoyang - Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple. Luoyang had served as the ancient capital of 13 dynasties over the past 5000 years. Be amazed by Longmen Grottoe, one of the most famous grottoes in China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and White Horse Temple as the cradle land of Buddhism in China. Learn the history and local stories from your private tour guide while enjoying the beautiful city!

Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Luoyang City at 8:30 AM and start this exciting Luoyang full-day tour. Longmen Grottoes is one of the most famous grottoes in China and a World Heritage Site enlisted the UNESCO. There are about 2,100 grottoes and niches, 40 crematory urns, 3,600 inscribed stone tablets and 100,000 Buddhist images and statues. These live cultural relics lie amid green mountains and serpentine rivers.

Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant serving authentic Chinese dishes, very popular among local people. In the afternoon, visit White Horse Temple, backed by Mangshan Mountain and facing the Luohe River. White Horse Temple is regarded as the cradle land of Buddhism in China. In history, highly accomplished Buddhist monks from China, even world renowned Buddhist monks from abroad used to pay visits to White Horse Temple in pursuit of Buddhism inspirations and wisdom. When the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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