Private Independent Tour to Shaolin Temple from Zhengzhou

Tours & Sightseeing in Henan

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While in Zhengzhou, are you interested in Chinese Kung Fu and are thinking about visiting the Shaolin Temple? Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Zhengzhou city hotel to Shaolin Temple. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy the Shaolin Temple at your own pace. Your driver will take you to the Shaolin Temple, purchase your entrance fee, and waiting for you at the parking lot, after your independent tour of Shaolin Temple finished, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel or accommodation in Zhengzhou City. There is no factory and shopping stops during the tour. The use of the driver service is between 8-9 hours. It is easy!
You will be picked up from your Zhengzhou hotel or accommodation at 8:00am then transfer to Shaolin Temple which is about 1.5 hour drive. Sit back and enjoy the sceneries along the way. Once arrived at Shaoling Temple, your driver will show you where to purchase your tickets, and where he will be waiting for you, then you will enjoy your own time to explore the Shaolin Temple. After your independent Shaolin Temple Tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Zhengzhou city. Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts. The whole complex can be thought of as three major sights within the compound.  Area One--The Kung Fu Performance After you enter the complex, you will see the Kung Fu performance hall. If you arrive early in the morning, you’ll see students of all ages practicing outside. The Kung Fu performance amazing and  is not to be missed.Area Two--Shaolin Temple Shaolin Temple was established in 495A.D. at the western foot of Songshan Mountain. Besides, it is known that martial arts have been practiced at the temple throughout its history. Included on UNESCO's World Cultural & Natural Heritage Listin 2010, it is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel.Shaolin Temple embraces many exciting attractions, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Martial Art Training Center. Area Three--The Pagoda ForestThe Pagoda Forest is another half-kilometer walk through a wooded path, It is a concentration of tomb pagodas for eminent monks and abbots of the temple. A rough count shows 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.Please note this is only a private transfer from Zhengzhou Hotel to Shaolin Temple, meals, entrance tickets or tour guide are not included.You may have a Chinese speaking driver, but they know exactly where to pick you up and where to drop you off. Guest can use their phone to call translator if need during the ride.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Zhengzhou city hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 8 hours service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Shaolin Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • The use of the service is 8 hours,more than 8.5 hours please pay 15USD for each extra hour