Welcome to Luòyáng
Access point for the incredible Lóngmén Grottoes outside town, Luòyáng (洛阳) was one of China’s true dynastic citadels. The city was the prosperous capital of 13 dynasties, until the Northern Song dynasty shifted its capital east along the Yellow River to Kāifēng in the 10th century. The mighty Sui- and Tang-dynasty walls formed an imposing rectangle north and south of the Luò River, while worshippers flocked to 1300... Read More
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2-Day Luoyang Tour from Xi'an by High Speed Train
Day 1: Xi’an – Luoyang (L)After hotel pickup in Xi’an in the morning, you’re transferred to the railway station to board the high-speed train for Luoyang. Your local guide greets you upon arrival and drives you approximately 30 minutes to the Longmen Grottoes, where many Buddhist sculptures are delicately carved in stone cliffs next to the Yi River. Explore the site, including Fengxian Temple and the Wanfo Cave, each of which holds various ancient artifacts and features intricate decor. Afterward, you’re served lunch at local restaurant. Reboard the minivan and head to the Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits, where 400 tombs, 36 horse-and-chariot sacrificial pits, and more than 1,000 relics of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770 BC to 256 BC) were found preserved in perfect condition. Learn about the funeral custom of burying the royal horses and chariots, excavated in 2002.Then, continue to the Luoyang Museum, exhibiting items and various folk art collections from the Zhou period, including exquisite bronze ware of ancient China. Tour the museum with your guide and gain insight into the rich heritage of the region.Later, head to your comfortable accommodation to check in and retire for the evening. Your guide can recommend local restaurants for dinner (own expense).Overnight: 4-star hotel in LuoyangDay 2: Luoyang – Xi’an (B, L)After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive through gorgeous valleys, bringing you to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Shaolin Temple — a famous martial arts monastery and the birthplace of both kung fu and Zen Buddhism. Take a guided tour of the temple to see its impressive design, visiting Guanyin Hall, containing frescoes of fighting Shaolin monks. Visit the Hall of Heavenly Kings, the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Martial Arts Training Center. Watch a live kung fu performance and witness an incredible display of concentration and skill, with stunts such as breaking a metal bar with bare hands.After lunch at a local restaurant, your guide transfers you to the railway station in the afternoon. You’ll return to Xi’an by high-speed train, where you are free to explore or return to your hotel on your own.
Xi'an to Louyang Private Day Tour by High Speed Train: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple
Your driver in Xi'an will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 07:00am and transfer you to Xi'an North Railway Station to catch the high speed train G2004 (08:30/10:21) from Xi'an to Luoyang (approx. 2 hours). Upon your arrival in Luoyang, our local guide and driver will meet you at the railway station and take you to the Longmen Grottoes, a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art with over 100,000 stone statues varying from 2 cm to 17.14 m high.After lunch we will start heading towards the famous Shaolin Temple (approx. 2.5 hours drive) that is known for Shaolin Kung Fu. You will have a chance to witness the real Kung Fu performed by Shaolin monks. Shaolin Temple is famous not only as one of China's most important Buddhist temples but also as the center of Chinese Kung Fu. First constructed in 495, the temple was mainly designed to accommodate Batuo, a famous Indian monk. Now Shaolin Temple is reputed as "the Number One Temple under Heaven" that is also listed as UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng". The temple is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin martial arts.After your visit at Shaolin Temple, our guide will take you to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station for train G840 (19:51/21:36) back to Xi'an (approx. 2 hours). When you arrive in Xi'an, our driver will pick you up at Xi'an North Railway Station and transfer you back to your hotel in Xi'an.
Luoyang One Day Private Tour of Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes Including Lunch
Following pickup at your hotel in Luoyang at 9am, start your tour at White Horse Temple. It is the first Buddhist temple in China built by Emperor Mingdi in 68 BCE.Later on, visit the Shaolin Temple that is famous for Shaolin Kung Fu. You will have a chance to witness the real Kung Fu performed by Shaolin monks. Shaolin Temple is famous not only as one of China's most important Buddhist temples but also as the center of Chinese Kung Fu. First constructed in 495, the temple was mainly designed to accommodate Batuo, a famous Indian monk. Now Shaolin Temple is reputed as "the Number One Temple Under Heaven" and also listed as UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 2010. The temple is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin martial arts.After lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Longmen Grottoes, which are considered a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art with more than 100,000 stone statues varying from 2 cm to 17.14 m high. Longmen Grottoes extends for about 1,094 yards along both banks of Yi River and approx. 12 km far away from Luoyang city. It is one of the three most valuable Buddhist Cave and rock carvings in China. After the tour is concluded, enjoy the 1.5 hour journey back to your hotel in Luoyang.
Private Tour: 2-Day Luoyang Highlights of Shaolin Temple
Day 1: Luoyang (Lunch)Your tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Luoyang and pick you up to visit the White Horse Temple. Established by Emperor Mingdi in 68 AD, White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China and has earned the reputation of "No.1 Ancient Temple of China". Later on we will go to the famous Shaolin Temple that is known for Shaolin Kung Fu. You will have a chance to see the Kung Fu show performed by actual Shaolin monks. Shaolin Temple is famous not only as one of China's most important Buddhist temples but also as the center of Chinese Kung Fu. First constructed in 495, the temple was mainly designed to accommodate Batuo, a famous Indian monk, but now Shaolin Temple is reputed as the "Number One Temple under Heaven" listed as UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng". You can choose your preferable cuisine or restaurants for dinner at your own expense. Your guide can always provide restaurant recommendations. When the day is over, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Luoyang. Overnight accommodation is not included. Day 2: Luoyang (Lunch)In the morning, a private car will drive you to visit the Longmen Grottoes, a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art with more than 100,000 stone statues varying from 2 cm to 17.14 meter high. It extends for approx. 1,094 yards along both banks of Yi River. The second stop is Luoyang Museum, a historical museum of China that houses over 1,700 cultural and historical relics in 5 showrooms that present 5 different social development periods in China including the Primitive Society, the Slavery Society, and the Feudal Society. After the tour is finished, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Luoyang.
Best Luoyang Private One Day Tour
Your tour guide will greet you at your downtown Luoyang hotel lobby( or Luoyang Train Station) and take you directly to visit Shaolin Temple, a holy place for Buddhism and the origin place of Chinese Shaolin Kongfu. You will have chance to see a short Kongfu show performed by martial monks there. Next you will drive to visit Longmen Grottoes which is one of the top 4 Buddhist grottoes in China. That treasure house of ancient stone-carving houses over 100000 stone statues with largest ones taller than 17 meters and smallest ones shorter than 2 centimeters. When you are back to downtown city, you will have other two highlight attractions to choose from for a visit, you can pick up one attraction from below White Horse Temple: The temple was originally built in the Han Dynasty and it is acknowledged as the earliest Buddhist temple built in central China. Established by the Emperor Mingdi in 68AD the temple enjoys the fame No.1 Ancient Buddhist Temple in China. Luoyang Museum: The museum is a historical museum of Luoyang and in the museum there are over 1700 historical relics on display in 5 halls. Each hall reflects basic social facts of a period in ancient China.When all 3 attraction was finished, trasnfer back to your hotel in Luoyang or to Luoyang Longmen Train station.
1 Day Luoyang Tour
Hotel pick up in the early morning. (optional: Xian hotel pick up and North Railway Station drop off to catch the high speed train to Luoyang, which will take one hour and half to get to Luoyang. Greeted by our local tour representative in Luoyang Longmen Train Station to start our day tour. )Today you'll go to visit the impressive Longmen Grottoes. The grottoes and niches of Longmen contains the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving. Lunch will be at your own cost.After that, you will visit Shaolin Temple, which is reputed to be“the Number One Temple under Heaven”. Shaolin Temple and its Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng." You can have a view of Martial Art there. The martial art performance is included in the entrance fee.(Optional: Luoyang Longmen Train Station drop off to catch the high speed train to Xian. Xian North Railway Station pick up by our driver and hotel drop off.)