Day by Day Itinerary
Arrival at Luoyang by train in the morning , you are met by our English speaking tour guide and get on a private air-conditioned vehicle for a tour of Longmen Grottoes. It is situated on the Yihe River bank, about 12 kilometers from Luoyang city. It is one of the three most valuable Buddhist cave and rock carvings in China. The grottoes were first carved during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), when the rulers relocated their capital from Datong to Luoyang at the end of the 5th century. The Longmen Grottoes were listed as a World Heritage Site in Nov, 2000
Duration: One day
Pick-up point and time: Train Station
We speak: English
Attractions : Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple.
After lunch, head to Shaolin Temple.Shaolin Temple is established among flourished forests in Mountain Song, so it attained the name "Shaolin". Shaolin Temple was first built in 495AD by Emperor Xiaowen in Beiwei Dynasty for the purpose of housing the famous Indian monk, Batuo, who came to Luoyang, the ancient capital for spreading Buddhism at that period. The Shaolin Temple has many legends and mysteries surround it. The origin of martial arts and the origin of Kung Fu surround the vague mysteries of the Shaolin Temple and the Shaolin Monks.
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