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3 Days Shaolin Kung Fu Tour including Luoyang Highlights

Authentic Shaolin Kung Fu & Luoyang Essence


Are you interested in Kung Fu - athletic Chinese martial arts? Just go to Shaolin Temple. As the Head Temple of all Zen Buddhist temples in China with a history of more than 1500 years, Shaolin Temple is famous for linking fabulous Kung Fu with magnificent Zen Buddhist culture together.

With a short distance of only 55km (about 1.5 hours' drive), Luoyang is a popular gateway city to Shaolin Temple. This 3 days tour offers you a special Shaolin Kung Fu experience, including Kung Fu class in Shaolin Temple and Kung Fu show performed by the monks of Shaolin Temple. Of course, you won't miss the can't-be-missed highlights of Luoyang.

Highlights of this tour

  • Be amazed by the various featured complex in Shaolin Temple, especially Pagoda Forest where about 250 stone and brick pagodas ranging from Tang to Qing Dynasties (618 ~ 1911) are preserved;
  • Have an unforgettable Kung Fu exploration, including learning Kung Fu history, watching Kung Fu show and joining in a Kung Fu class;
  • • Take an exploration of Buddhist nirvana alongside the awe-inspiring Buddhist artistry at Longmen Grottoes, one of the three greatest grottoes in China.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Luoyang / Dengfeng / Luoyang
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
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Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Luoyang Arrival

Welcome to Luoyang, one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China! Your local guide and driver will meet you at Luoyang train station or the airport and escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is free for you to explore this ancient city on your own.

How to Get to Luoyang? It is available to take a flight to Luoyang from Beijing (2 hrs), Shanghai (2 hrs), Chengdu (2 hrs), Chongqing (2 hrs), Guangzhou (2.5 hrs), etc., or take a high speed train to Luoyang from Xian (1.5 hrs), Zhengzhou (40 mins), Beijing (3.5 hrs), Shanghai (5.5 hrs), Nanjing (3.5 ~ 4 hrs), Hangzhou (about 5.5 hrs), etc.

Day 2 Dengfeng - Luoyang (B, L)

After breakfast, you will drive 1.5hrs to Shaolin Temple>, renowned as the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the birthplace of Kung Fu. Here, you'll have the chance to tour grand temples and halls, marvel at stone carving art, immerse yourself in Buddhist culture, and perhaps witness the daily lives and meditation practices of the temple's monks. Following this, explore the famous Pagoda Forest, the largest of its kind in China. Here, when a revered monk passes away, their remains or skeleton are interred in an underground palace, and a pagoda is constructed atop it, the height and size of which reflect the monk's stature and contributions to Buddhism.

After your visit, you will have the opportunity to participate in a one-hour Kung Fu Training Class within the historic Shaolin Temple, led by a master instructor. Shaolin Kung Fu, renowned as one of the oldest and most revered styles of wushu or Kung Fu, encompasses a rich array of techniques and forms. During the session, you will learn several forms, experiencing the profound fusion of Zen Buddhism principles with martial arts. Following the class, you will partake in a wholesome vegetarian lunch alongside the monks of Shaolin Temple, immersing yourself in their traditional dietary practices and communal spirit.

Later, you'll be treated to a spectacular Kung Fu Show at the Shaolin Wushu Hall, typically lasting around half an hour.

After the Kung Fu program, you will be transferred back to Luoyang.

Shaolin Kung Fu Class Roger's family visited the Pagoda Forest in Shaolin Temple Kungfu Show in Shaolin Wushu Hall
Day 3 Luoyang Departure (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide will lead you to explore the Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art from the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). Take an electric car to the West Tourist Center to begin your exploration from there. You'll marvel at the remarkable Buddhist caves scattered across the West Hill from north to south. The Bingyang Middle Cave, the first royal cave, was excavated to immortalize Emperor Xiaowen's historical achievements in moving the capital to Luoyang and initiating Chineseization reforms. In the Wanfo Cave, adorned with 15,000 small seated Buddhas, you'll witness a harmonious depiction of the Western Pure Land. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the Longmen Grottoes awaits you at the Fengxian Temple, where the majestic Vairocana Buddha stands 17.14-meter tall, showcasing unparalleled carving skills through its diverse statues. After immersing yourself in the beauty of the grottoes, take a leisurely stroll to the opposite side of the river for a panoramic view, particularly of the magnificent Vairocana Buddha. Conclude your visit by exiting the scenic area aboard an electric car.

Next, you will visit the Luoyang Museum, which offers a comprehensive insight into ancient Luoyang from various perspectives. With over 1,000 exhibits spanning different dynasties that once established their capitals in Luoyang, a stroll through the exhibition halls on the first floor will transport you through 13 dynasties of history. The Ancient Treasures of Luoyang exhibition on the second floor features prized artifacts, including the Black Glazed Pottery Horse (AD 618-907), Facial Part of the Clay Buddha Figurine (AD 386-557), White Jade Cup (AD 220-225), Gilt Bronze Figurine of A Winged Man (AD 25-220), Bronze Ding Intertwined with Gold and Silver Patterns (BC 475-221), and more.

After sightseeing, you will be transferred to catch your flight/train to the next destination.

Our guests from USA enjoyed the Buddhist cave art at Longmen Grottoes Vairocana Buddha from the Opposite Riverside Taken by Our Client Mr. Pasquale Facial Part of the Clay Buddha Figurine

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