3 Days Luoyang Longmen Grottoes Tour from

Luoyang World Heritage Sites

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Carrying over 1500 years of history, Longmen Grottoes is the carving masterpiece, which went through over 400 years to complete, tracing back to AD 493 of Northern Wei dynasty. Now as the famous tourist site, it shows the bright period of Buddhist culture of ancient China. This 3-day tour helps you make full use of your time and money in Luoyang. You will not only appreciate the fine example of Chinese Buddhism art in Longmen Grottoes, but also explore Zen Buddhism and Kung Fu in Shaolin Temple!

Highlights of this tour

  • Appreciate the fine example of Chinese Buddhist art at Longmen Grottoes;
  • Get close to the ancient capital of China & learn the history and culture of 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 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according 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
Tour Code:
CD-LDLT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Luoyang Arrival

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Welcome to Luoyang, one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China! Your local guide will meet you at the train station or the airport and pick you up to your hotel in a private vehicle.

After a break in your hotel, your guide will take you to visit Longmen Grottoes. Densely scattered along the cliffs on both banks of Yi River, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Longmen Grottoes contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). You’ll appreciate the Chinese Buddhist art by visiting the major caves (Fengxian Temple, Guyang Cave, Three Bingyang Caves etc.) with notable displays of Buddhist sculptures and calligraphic inscriptions.

After visiting, transfer back to your hotel in Luoyang.

Longmen Grottoes
Day 2 Luoyang - Dengfeng - Luoyang (B, L)

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After breakfast, start today's trip with a visit to White Horse Temple, about 30 minutes' driving from central downtown. Established in AD 68 of Eastern Han dynasty, White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China with over 1900 years history. Since then, it spread the Buddhism throughout of China and regard as the cradle of Chinese Buddhism

Later, drive 54 km to Dengfeng to visit Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the cradle of Kung Fu. You will visit the grandiose temples and halls, admire stone carving art, learn about Buddhism culture, observe the daily living and meditation of monks in the temple. Don't miss the famous Pagoda Forest, the existing largest pagoda forest in China. When an important monk passed away, their cremains or skeleton would be put into the underground palace, and a pagoda will be built on it. The pagoda's height, size and number of layers will be decided according to the monk's Buddhism knowledge, reputation and merits and virtues when during his lifetime. The pagodas here were built in different dynasties, including 2 Tang Dynasty pagodas, 2 Song Dynasty Pagodas, 10 Jin Dynasty pagodas, 46 Yuan Dynasty pagodas, 148 Ming Dynasty pagodas, etc. 

Then continue your visit to enjoy a magnificent free Kung Fu Performance in the Shaolin Wushu Hall, lasting for half hour each day. Shaolin Kungfu was first created by Bodhidharma to exercise his body when he faced the wall and meditated. You can enter the performance hall 20 minutes in advance, so it's better to get ther early to get a good seat.

After the tour, drive back to Luoyang city.

White Horse TempleExcellent Kunfu Training at Dengfeng Shaolin Temple
Day 3 Luoyang Departure (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. First, head to the center of Luoyang to visit the Luoyang Tianzi Jialiu Museum. The burial of the royal horse and chariots that were sacrificed during Eastern Zhou Dynasty is earlier than that of Terracotta Warriors in Xian.

Later, enjoy the leisure time in Luoyang Old Town to explore profound Heluo culture. Walk along the remaining ancient architecture and streets, enjoy the local folk and arts and taste some local snacks as you like.

After the tour, be escorted to the train station/airport for your train or flight to next destination.

Louyang Tianzi Jialiu Museum

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