A pure full day tour without any compulsory shopping stops. Spend a full day visiting the grandeur Longmen Grottoes and traditional Shaolin Temple ... More info ›
A pure full day tour without any compulsory shopping stops. Spend a full day visiting the grandeur Longmen Grottoes and traditional Shaolin Temple. Your guide will escort you to the grottoes where you will spend approximately 2 hours with those delicate statues and know more about Chinese stone-carving art. Then move to explore the renowned Shaolin Temple by visiting Pagoda Forest, watching Kung Fu Performance as well as learn the hidden gems of this traditional architecture from your experienced, knowledgeable local tour guide.
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and directly taken to the meeting point. (The guide will contact you in advance to confirm the pickup time.)
The tour starts at 8:00am. Sit back and relax in the car as your driver and guide take you to the first stop – Longmen Grottoes. Upon arrival, take an escorted battery car ride into the scenic area. You will be amazed by the grandeur and prominent buddha statues and artifacts. Taken as the oriental Mona Lisa Smile, Lushena Buddha is one of the most representative buddha figures. Longmen Grottoes is one of the three greatest grottoes in the country that will enable you a chance to observe the stone-carving art of ancient China.
After that, settle into your comfortable car and head for Shaolin Temple to know more about Chinese Kung Fu. Enjoy the rural scenery along both sides of the highway, or have a rest during 1.5 hours ride. Consists of Pagoda Forest and the temple, it has witnessed the rises and falls of many dynasties. You will see architectures from Ming and Qing Dynasties, and tomb stones of respected monks in Pagoda Forest. Exciting Kungfu Performance from the actual Shaolin Monks is unmissable here. You may catch a view of the martial arts students doing exercises around the temple.
Your Luoyang day tour ends here and please enjoy a comfortable ride back to your hotel.