One-Day Private Tour to Luoyang from Xi'an

Xi'an - Longmen Grottoes - Shaolin Temple - Xi'an
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  • Code XA06
  • Tour Style Private
  • Free Cancellation 24-hour Before
In the morning, please find your own way to Xi'an North Railway Station to take the high-speed train to Luoyang. You're suggested to arrive at the station one hour before the train leaves. Your travel consultant will book the train tickets for you and arrange tickets delivery to your hotel in advance. Upon your arrival in Luoyang, your local professional guide and driver will pick you up from the railway station.
Monks in Shaolin Temple
After a warm greeting, we will drive to visit the Longmen Grottoes, which is a treasure house of the ancient stone-carving art. Then, we will continue to explore the Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts. After sightseeing, your guide will see you off at the Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. You will take the high-speed train back to Xi'an. Please get to the hotel by yourself once you arrive in Xi'an.
Tour Highlights
Longmen Grottoes
There are more than 100,000 stone statues here, varying from 2-centimeter to 17.14-meter high, and extending for about 1,094 yards along both banks of Yi River. Fengxian Temple, the largest grotto among the Longmen Grottoes, exhibits nine major Buddhas with various facial appearances and temperaments. Wanfo Cave, with 15,000 little Buddhas, is a typical chronological cave consisting of two rooms, square flat roofs and walls decorated by lifelike relief. Guyang Cave, the earliest cave in the Longmen Grottoes, has sculptures of diverse shapes and patterns. Binyang Cave's floor is engraved with lotus patterns and its rooftop is decorated by relief of flourishing lotus flower. Lotus Cave is a chiseled grotto on the base of natural limestone. Besides the grottoes, lots of historical materials concerning art, music, religion, calligraphy, medicine, costume and architecture can also be found here.
Longmen Grottoes
Shaolin Temple
Shaolin Temple boasts some traditional valued architecture like the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Mahavira Hall, the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Shaolin Temple Martial Art Training Center. Among them, the Pagoda Forest is the largest group of ancient pagodas existing in China. In the year of 2010, Shaolin Temple has been included in the UNESCO's World Heritage list. Besides, you will also watch a Kung Fu show performed by the Shaolin monks here, which will be the climax of your private Kung Fu tour.
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Price Includes
  • Train fares of Xi'an/Luoyang/Xi'an
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Meals
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Ibrahim Ahmed Khan from BANGLADESH | Jun. 22, 2019 09:25Reply
Day trip from Zhengzhou to Shaolin temple, Songshan Mountain and Longmen Grottoes

I live near Zhengzhou railway station. I want to visit shaolin temple, Songshan Mountain And Longman Grottoes in a day. How to cover these places by public transport/ tourism bus for long distance with taxi for small distance and return Zhengzhou in a day so that I can visit these places with minimum transportation cost.
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Answered by Nelly from USA | Jun. 23, 2019 23:11

I'm afraid you cannot cover all the attractions in one day. You need to spend at least 2 days.

There are several buses departing from Zhengzhou Central Bus Station to Shaolin Temple and they depart at 7:00, 8:00, 8:50, 9:40. 10:10, 11:00. It takes about 1.5 hours and costs CNY28 per person.

Take Bus Line 8 from Shaolin Temple to Songshan Mountain and it takes about 1 hour.

After that. Take bus from Shaolin Temple to Luoyang and it costs around CNY 20. Then take Bus Line 62/K62 to the Longmen Grottoes, which takes CNY1.

From Luoyang to Zhengzhou, you can take bus from Luoyang Bus Station and the bus departs from 7:00 to 19:00 hourly. It takes about 2.5h and costs CNY35.
Asked by Sitt from THAILAND | Mar. 11, 2019 06:45Reply
Where is Xi'an West Bus Station from bell Tower?
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Answered by Jayce from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 11, 2019 19:07

The distance is around 8km. You can take metro line 2 to Beidajie Station and then transfer to metro line 1 to Hancheng Road Station, Exit D. Then walk north around 150 meters to find the West Coach.
If you take a taxi from the Bell Tower directly, the cab fare is around CNY20.
Asked by Loh Irene from SINGAPORE | Jan. 07, 2019 19:39Reply
May I know from Zhengzhou to Shaolin Temple nearer or Luoyang?
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Answered by Veronica from POLAND | Jan. 09, 2019 17:37

Luoyang is a little bit nearer to Shaolin Temple. But the transportation from Zhengzhou is more convenient. Take a direct coach from Zhengzhou Central Bus Station. I remember that the ticket fare is CNY28 per person.
Asked by Amporn from THAILAND | Sep. 18, 2018 09:02Reply
bus ticket from Luoyang to Yuntaishan
Thank you so much for your suggestion.

How I book the bus ticket from Luoyang to Yuntaishan?
I plan to stay in Yuntaisan for 1 night and back to Luoyang in the afternoon.
Can I take a bus from Yuntaishan to luoyang and what is the time?
Could you suggest me about the hotel in Yuntaisan?
Thanks again for your help.

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Answered by Carol | Sep. 19, 2018 19:12

You can buy the bus ticket at Luoyang Jinyuan Bus Station. However, as there is only one bus available daily, I would suggest you buy the tickets in advance if possible. The return bus back to Luoyang leaves from No.2 parking lot of Baijiayan, Yuntaishan at 15:00 in the summer and 14:30 in the winter. For accommodation, I would like to recommend the Yuntai Villa which is a hotel with better service and facilities.
Asked by Amporn from THAILAND | Sep. 14, 2018 08:08Reply
How I go to Yuntaishan from Luoyang?
I would like to visit Longmen and then go to Yuntaishan in the next day. How I go to Yuntaishan from Longmen and back to Xi'an?
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Answered by Carol | Sep. 17, 2018 23:04

There is direct shuttle bus from Luoyang to Yuntaishan. The bus departs from Luoyang Jinyuan Bus Station at 09:20 and costs CNY51.5 per person. The ride takes around 2.5 hours. If you can not catch this bus, you may also take shuttle bus from Luoyang Bus Station to Jiaozuo first (around 3 hours), and then transfer to a regular bus bound for the mountain.

As for the route back to Xi'an, you can either choose to take direct bus or trains. The bus leaves from Jiaozuo Long-distance Bus Station at 07:30 and the journey takes around 9.5 hours. If you take train, you may go to Xiuwu West Railway Station or Jiaozuo Railway Station for train to Zhengzhou first, then change to the train to Xi'an.
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