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Luoyang Private Day Tour to Shaolin Temple&Longmen Grottoes

Luoyang Private Day Tour to Shaolin Temple&Longmen Grottoes

Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Luoyang city, meet your private guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle. Heading directly to Longmen Grottoes. Upon arrival, take the battery bus to start your adventure. Follow your tour guide to admire the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). The Longmen Grottoes comprise more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1km long stretch.  Afterwards take the boat cruise to enjoy the paranoiac view of the grottoes. Enjoy a 1.5 hours ride to Shaolin Temple. Your tour guide will explain the relate histories and stories along the way, feel free to ask any questions if you have! Once arrive at Shaolin Temple, enjoy a local lunch,  then witness the real Kungfu performed by Shaolin monks at Shaolin Temple theater. Move on to explore the Shaolin Temple which was first constructed in 495 A.D. Later, Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557) had the temple built to accommodate the Indian master Batuo. As Chinese Kungfu also originated from Shaolin Temple, it has been recognized as the origin of Chan Buddhism and the cradle of Kungfu. Stroll through the buildings and courtyards with your tour guide, gain deep insight into the history and the Shaolin monks life in the temple. Afterwards, you will explore the Pagoda Forest which is a concentration of tomb pagodas for eminent monks and abbots of the temple. There are more than 240 tomb pagodas of various sizes from the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (618-1911), making it the biggest pagoda forest in China.  After your tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luoyang.

Luoyang: Longmen Grottoes Ticket with Guide/Transfer Options

Luoyang: Longmen Grottoes Ticket with Guide/Transfer Options

If your booking with guide, you will meet your private guide in your hotel lobby. Your guide will help you take taxi to Longmen Grottoes. Note: Guide go hotel or train station pickup is included, but ALL transportation cost is NOT included, It is at your own expense) After the grottos tour, you can choose to just spend more time at the grottos area on your own, or have the guide help you find a taxi to go back to the hotel or take public transportation back, very convenient and easy. If you only choose tickets booking option, it means no pickup no drop off, no guide no driver. You will explore the grottoes by yourself.

From Luoyang/Zhengzhou: Shaolin Temple Private Day Tour

From Luoyang/Zhengzhou: Shaolin Temple Private Day Tour

Meet your private guide and driver in Luoyang downtown hotel or Zhengzhou downtown in the morning. Heading directly to World famous Kungfu temple: Shaolin Temple. Your guide will tell you histoty stories during driving. Upon arrival, your tour guide will not only explain the temple's histories and stories, also share the Buddhism philosophy and influence in China. You will enjoy a local lunch and enjoy a Kungfu performed by Shaolin monks during the Temple tour. Shaolin Temple which was first constructed in 495 A.D. Later, Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557AD) had the temple built to accommodate the Indian master Batuo. Shaolin Temple is originate for Chinese Kungfu, it also has been recognized as the origin of ZEN Buddhism and the cradle of Kungfu. Zen Buddhism is the most popular Buddhism sect in China and eastern asia. One more highlight is the Pagoda Forest which has 240 tomb pagodas of various sizes from the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (618-1911 AD), the biggest pagoda forest in China. This private tour includes English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, local lunch and entrance fee all round trip hotel transfer.

Zhengzhou: Private Tour to Shaolin Temple & Longmen Grottoes

Zhengzhou: Private Tour to Shaolin Temple & Longmen Grottoes

According to your tour pickup time, meet with your guide in the lobby of your Zhengzhou hotel and start your day. First, travel by the private car to the Shaolin Temple which will take about 1.5 hours. The Shaolin Temple was built in 495 AD by Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty for the Indian monk Batuo. It was from here that Indian scriptures were translated into Chinese and the precepts of Zen Buddhism formed. The Shaolin Temple sits on the slopes of Mount Song, one of the five sacred mountains of China. The original temple structure was simple, but with each succeeding dynasty it became increasingly extensive—many of the current structures date from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Stroll around different halls and courtyards, explore the Pagoda Forest which is a concentration of tomb pagodas for eminent monks and abbots of the temple. There are more than 240 tomb pagodas of various sizes from the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (618-1911), making it the biggest pagoda forest in China. Witness the real Kungfu performed by Shaolin monks at the theatre. Gain deep insight into the histories and related stories about Shaolin Temple - culture, people and soul. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the local restaurant, then heading to Longmen Grottoes (Approx. 1.5 hours drive). The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving. At the end of the tour, head back to your hotel in Zhengzhou, you also can end your tour in Luoyang.

Private day tour to Shaolin temple Yuan dynasty observatory

Private day tour to Shaolin temple Yuan dynasty observatory

Shaolin temple built in 495 AD, it's the birth place of Chinese Kongfu, many people from all over the world would like to enjoy the Kongfu show in Shaolin temple,  it is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel. People can see wild flowers and pines on the mountain. A quite and peaceful temple, today just follow our guide to enjoy the buddhsim temple and Kongfu show in theater. We will have vegetarian lunch in Shaolin temple, after lunch we will go to Dengfeng Yuan dynasty observatory to get some historical information about the Months date and famers plant crops. Built in the 1276AD, with history about 700 years. Today it's a private tour we will start from Zhenzhou or luoyang, pls mention us your hotel name clearly.

One day tour include two world cultural heritages

One day tour include two world cultural heritages

Meet you at the hotel or railway station in Zhengzhou or Luoyang in the morning. The travel order depends on the departure and time of day. Half day Shaolin temple and half day Longmen grottoes. Enjoy the famous world cultural heritages Longmen grottoes day and night secnery,The Longmen Grottoes are a different beauty by day and by night. With smart use of time, these two different landscapes can be seen. Discover the secrets of the thousand-year-old Shaolin Temple.Watch the best martial arts show of shaolin Kungfu disciples. Taste the most authentic Chinese food! The most efficient and perfect travel! Delivery to the departure point or upon customer request after finish the tour.

From Zhengzhou/Luoyang: Longmen Grottoes+Shaolin Temple&Show

From Zhengzhou/Luoyang: Longmen Grottoes+Shaolin Temple&Show

Meet your private guide and driver in Luoyang Downtown hotel or Luoyang longmen train station or Zhengzhou downtown hotel. Heading directly to Longmen Grottoes. Your guide will tell you histoty stories about Luoyang and Grottoes during driving. Upon arrival, you will take boat cruise to enjoy a paranoiac view of the grottoes which comprise more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1km long stretch. Afterwards, you will take electronic bus to explore the Grottoes by walking. The Longmen Grottoes is considered as the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). You will admire the cave statues and take in the sculpture art. After the Longmen Grottoes visit, you will have around 1.5 hours private transfer to Shaolin Temple. Your tour guide will not only explain the temple's histories and stories, also share the Buddhism philosophy and influence in China. You will enjoy a local lunch and enjoy a Kungfu performed by Shaolin monks before the Temple tour. Shaolin Temple which was first constructed in 495 A.D. Later, Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557AD) had the temple built to accommodate the Indian master Batuo. Shaolin Temple is originate for Chinese Kungfu, it also has been recognized as the origin of ZEN Buddhism and the cradle of Kungfu. Zen Buddhism is the most popular Buddhism sect in China and eastern asia. One more highlight is the Pagoda Forest which has 240 tomb pagodas of various sizes from the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (618-1911 AD), the biggest pagoda forest in China. This private tour includes English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fee, boat ride, lunch, show and all round trip hotel transfer.

Private tour Shaolin temple &Longmen grottoes from Xi'an

Private tour Shaolin temple &Longmen grottoes from Xi'an

Meet Xi'an driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to Xi'an Bei train station for bullet train to Luoyang, meet guide and visit Shaolin temple and Longen grottoes, Lunch is in the package, after tour guide will drop you at Longmen train station for bullet train to Xi'an, you will back to your hotel on own in Xi'an. Shaolin temple was built in the northen Wei dynasty 495 AD, it's the birth place of Chinese Kongfu and Zen Buddhism, today just follow your guide and don't miss the wounderful Kongfu show in theater about 30 minutes. After lunch on own we will visit longmen grottoes, located in Luoyang city Longmen Grttoes is one of the 4 famous grottoes in China, the construction started at around 493 AD ,the Longmen Caves were continuously built during the 400 years until the Northern Song Dynasty The scenery area holds over 2,300 holes and niches, 2,800 steles, 40 dagobas, 1,300 caves and 100,000 statues. After tour guide will drop you at longmen train station Meet Xi'an driver at exit and transfer to hotel.

Luoyang Classic Day Tour Longmen Grottoes Old Twon Explore

Luoyang Classic Day Tour Longmen Grottoes Old Twon Explore

Morning your Luoyang local tour guide will greet you at your hotel lobby or Luoyang Longmen Railway Station by holding a welcome board. You will directly head to the famous Longmen Grottoes. It is considered a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art with more than 100,000 stone statues varying from 2cm to 17.14m 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 lunch,you will pay a visit to the White Horse Temple. First established in 64 AD in Eastern Han Dynasty, the White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China. It is now a popular sightseeing destination in Luoyang thanks to the many ancient architectures, precious Buddhist statues, and tranquil surroundings. You can expect to see many Chinese and international stylized temples, precious statues, and unique sculptures here. Then drive to Luoyang City and visit to Lijingmen Street for the local culture and food. In the end transfer you back to hotel in Luoyang .

Luoyang: Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple Guided Tour

Luoyang: Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple Guided Tour

Visit two of central China’s historical must-sees on a private, 8-hour tour from Luoyang. With a private guide, explore the UNESCO-listed Longmen Grottoes, a string of rock caves and niches containing thousands of Buddhist statues. After a lunch of regional dishes, stroll around the halls and pavilions of the White Horse Temple, considered the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism, as you learn its history. Meet your private guide at your centrally located hotel in Luoyang City or railway station. Then, hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle, and start your adventure! As you travel, listen as your guide tells tales of Longmen, whose grottoes house the biggest collection of Chinese art from the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties, from between the 4th and 10th centuries. Longmen Grottoes is one of the most famous grottoes in China and a World Heritage Site enlisted the UNESCO. Situated on the banks of the River Yi, the caves number a staggering 2,100 and house crematory urns, inscribed stone tablets, and 100,000 Buddhist sculptures and images. Head into the site, and enjoy a guided walk along the riverbanks to see the highlights, admiring the earliest niches with their simple Buddha statues, to the later and more richly carved caves, featuring rich depictions of Buddhas, court figures, and other decorative elements. Admire the lush scenery around the caves, and afterward, you can choose to take the boat cruise back to the entrance and enjoy amazing views from different angle. Next, head to a local restaurant for a lunch of popular regional dishes. Duly refreshed, continue with a drive to the White Horse Temple, founded in 68 AD, and held to be the first Buddhist temple in China. Backed by the Mangshan Mountain and overlooking the River Luohe, this ancient temple consists of ornate religious shrines holding images of Buddhist deities. Soak in the spiritual atmosphere, and tour of the main areas, including halls, pavilions, and courtyards, as you learn about the temple’s history and why it’s regarded as the cradle of Chinese Buddhism. Having explored here, relax on your return journey to hotel or railway station where your trip concludes with a hotel drop-off.

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I had an incredible experience exploring the Longmen Grottoes with guide Shane. From the mesmerizing caves adorned with ancient sculptures to the legendary Shaolin Temple, every moment was captivating. Shane's expertise and kindness made the journey even more enriching. The Kung Fu show was a highlight, showcasing the essence of Chinese martial arts. The excursion was impeccably organized, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable trip. Plus, indulging in a traditional meal was a delightful treat. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting China, a perfect blend of culture, history, and excitement. Don't miss out on trying the authentic local cuisine—it's a must!

Excellent management by get your guide team including excellent coordination of whole trip including drop pickup by local agent Gavin Lee who was more like a family friend and took all places very patiently. It was my childhood dream to visit Shaolin temple and feel very happy thanks to Get your guide.

Highly recommended. After our visit to the Shaolin Temple, we went for lunch in a place which cannot be reached if you aren’t accompanied by a local. The food was delicious and very healthy. It has been one of our best meals in China. Our tour guide was kind and helpful.

The tour guide was very helpful and kind. Lisa waited for us at the train station and arranged not only the transfer to the Longmen Grottoes, but also to the next city which we visited.

They were very effective, timely and nice. Highly recommended service!