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This city was the starting point of the famous Silk Road during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). Luoyang is one of China's seven ancient capital cities. It is noted for its places of historical interest such as the Museum, White Horse Temple, the Shaolin Monastery and Longmen Caves, all of which are included in our specially devised private package. The Peony - the national flower of China, emphasizes the city's importance. The Shaolin Martial Arts have inspired people world-wide, and should not be missed during your trip.
Luoyang, an ancient capital of thirteen dynasties, is dotted with extensive and profound cultural and religious relics. The Shaolin Monastery is the origin of the world famous Shaolin Kungfu. Longmen Buddhist Caves is a landmark in the history of China's grotto art. Both of them along with many other attractions form the unfailing charm of the city.
Take a comfortable ride to Dengfeng and immerse yourself in Buddhist culture in the Shaolin Temple. Explore the extensive Pagoda Forest and watch the spectacular Shaolin Kung Fu show. Finally, to complete this Luoyang day tour, take a tour around the Longmen Grottoes - a world cultural heritage site.
LY03: Luoyang Classic Day Trip
This Luoyang classic day tour will take you to Longmen Grottoes to view the fascinating natural landscape as well as Buddhist rock carvings and stone tablets. Besides, you can also view the well-decorated White Horse Temple and stroll along the bustling Old Street.
Besides historical relics, Luoyang is also famous for gorgeous peonies, also known as the 'queen of flowers'. If you travel to the city during April, it is highly recommended that you attend the Peony Culture Festival in addition to appreciating the stone carving arts at the Longmen Grottoes.
In this 3 days boutique trip, you will pay a visit to the majestic Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang; have a nice glimpse of the Shaolin Temple in Zhengzhou and learn authentic Shaolin Kung Fu. You will also see the magnificent Dragon Pavilion and palatial Shanshan’gan Guild Hall in Kaifeng.
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Longmen Caves - one of three major cave systems in China. These grandiose caves filled with immense Buddhas are wealth created by the ancient Chinese. The grottoes were densely carved on the cliff of two mountains: Xiangshan and Longmenshan. Valuable relics, like niches, inscriptions, stupas, and sculptures are richly housed here. Longmen Caves was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage in November 2000.

Shaolin Temple - Situated in the Song Mountain, about 12 kilometers from the west of Dengfeng City, it is the most reputable and longest standing temple in China. The temple is the ancestor court of Zen and the birthplace of the Shaolin Kung Fu that has become the treasures of Chinese martial arts after perfecting from generation to generation. Now the Shaolin Temple has become the only tourist destination for Zen and Martial Arts training. The main scenic spots in the temple are the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Grand Hall, the Sutra Depository, Hall of Thousands of Buddha and the Pagoda Forest.

White Horse Temple - Known as the first temple of Chinese Buddhism, its history can be dated back to 1900 years ago. In 64 AD, the Emperor Mingdi of the Eastern Han Dynasty dispatched envoys to the Western Regions to make a courtesy call for Buddhism. Three years later, the envoys and two great Indian monks returned with scriptures and Buddha statues which were carried back by white horses. In the next year, the emperor ordered to build a temple in Luoyang and named White Horse Temple to enshrine the services of the white horses.
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    4.815 Reviews
    Mark Mehta
    Posted on January 14, 2020
    We thought the journey was interesting. We were impressed at the quality of the hotels and food, and the knowledge of our local guides. Our guides were so patient and helpful in answering our questions and accommodating our special requests. It was a pleasant Luoyang tour!
    United States
    Posted on December 23, 2019
    I really enjoyed my tour! Emily organized a wonderful trip to Henan province and it definitely met my expectations. A special thanks to my guide Jerry, who did a great job of explaining the culture and history or the places we visited. I will book again with TravelChinaGuide. Jeremy
    Posted on December 23, 2019
    A kind tour guide with a nice explanation! The culture and beauty of Henan were profound and unique. Sincere appreciation!
    Posted on December 11, 2019
    Tour guide Jenny was good and very helpful. She is also very knowledgeable and share us good Buddhism knowledge at Longmen Grottoes. We appreciate her services! Only suggestion is to give more information to the group so we can be more well prepared when leaving the vehicle, for example if we should carry umbrella as we do not know how far the walk and if most walking would be outdoor or sheltered.
    Driver was late and that was not a good start as he was late to pick us from the Railway station and we have to walk to the car park (for the convenience of the driver) pushing our bags in the light drizzle and waited for him at car park entrance below a shelter.
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    Posted on December 02, 2019
    An earnest and passionate tour guide. We were grateful for his company on the Luoyang 3 days boutique trip!
    Andrea Salletmaier
    Posted on November 11, 2019
    The schedule of the itinerary was very interesting. The classic spots were covered, including Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes. In Shaolin Temple, we had visited the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Grand Hall. Great art! Longmen Grottoes was one of the four greatest grottoes in China. So marvelous! It was an amazing 3 days trip to Luoyang!!!
    United States
    Posted on October 22, 2019
    The attractions were splendid! We had visited the Museum of Royal Chariot and Horse Pits where ancient chariots and horses were exhibiting. So vivid! The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful and gave us detailed explanations. I liked their explanations. Our hotel was very comfortable and tidy and we had slept well there. We thought the 2 days Luoyang private tour was fantastic!
    Posted on September 29, 2019
    Absolutely a pleasant tour in Luoyang! Thorough care really touched me! Great appreciation!
    United Kingdom
    Posted on September 09, 2019
    We had a reasonable and tight itinerary but a fun trip to Luoyang! The accommodation was comfortable, explanations were detailed and the tour guide was optimistic! A happy tour to Luoyang!
    Diane Jones
    Posted on September 05, 2019
    Our guide was very nice and with good knowledge and provided superb service! He left us a deep impression with detailed and lovely explanations. The hotel was cost-effective, the choice of restaurants and food was excellent. We had much fun in Longmen Grottoes and had enough time to have a rest. Our driver was responsible and provided us a clean bus. A high-level and comfortable trip! Thanks for a truly great experience on the 2 days Luoyang private tour!
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