XA06: One-Day Private Tour to Luoyang from Xian

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Shaolin Temple, Luoyang
In the morning, start your train tour by taking the high-speed train G2002 (08:10/09:49) from Xian North Railway Station to Luoyang by yourself. Upon your arrival in Luoyang, our local professional guide will meet you at the railway station.

A private car will drive you to visit the Longmen Grottoes, which is a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art. Then, you will explore the Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts. After this sightseeing, our guide will see you off at Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. You will take the high-speed train G4291 (19:18/20:36) back to Xian. Please get to your hotel by yourself upon arrival in Xian.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
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 Longmen Grottoes, exhibits nine major Buddhas of various facial appearances and temperaments. Wanfo Cave is a typical chronological cave consisting of two rooms, square flat roofs and walls decorated by lifelike relief. Guyang Cave, the earliest cave in Longmen Grottoes, has sculptures of diverse shapes and patterns. Binyang Cave's floor is engraved with lotus patterns and 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 are kept here.
Shaolin Temple
Here, your private Kung Fu tour comes to a climax when you see the Kung Fu show performed by Shaolin monks. Besides, 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.
Friendly Tips:
We suggest that you get up early and arrive at Xian North Railway Station about one hour before the trian departure time.
Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $356
  • 2 persons
    $259
  • 3 persons
    $220
  • 4 persons
    $193
  • 5 persons
    $181
  • 6 persons
    $179
  • 7 persons
    $168
  • 8 persons
    $162
  • 9 persons
    $159
  • 10+
    $159
Price Includes
  • Train fares of Xian/Luoyang/Xian
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
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
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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
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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.


Answers (1)
Answered by Carol | Sep. 19, 2018 19:12
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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?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carol | Sep. 17, 2018 23:04
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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.
Asked by Juhari Ibrahim from MALAYSIA | Apr. 27, 2018 14:32Reply
What is the best transport from Xi’an Airport to Ramada Bell Tower. My flight arrives at 12.25
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Answered by Zoe from USA | Apr. 28, 2018 00:44
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Will you land at 12:25am? If yes, you can take shuttle bus Xishaomen Line and get off at Xishaomen Airport Business Hotel first. The operating hours of this bus line are from 06:00 to the last flight arrival. It costs CNY 25 per person. Thus don't worry. After arriving, you can take a taxi for your convenience. The cab fare is around CNY 15.
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