As one of the six ancient capitals, the history left Luoyang with several precious cultural relics: Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple and Luoyang Museum. The Shaolin Temple is world famous because of Shaolin Kungfu and the Longmen Grottoes contains the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art from the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907) entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion. White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China, and in Luoyang Museum you will see lots of rare historical relics unearthed in and nearby the city.
Day 1 Beijing – Luoyang by High-speed Train G651(06:58/11:07) (Lunch)At 04:40 Pick up from your hotel in Beijing by our driver and transfer to Beijing train station and catch high-speed train G651(06:05/11:07) to Luoyang. Upon arrival, the tour guide and the driver will meet you at Luoyang Longmen Station. After lunch, transfer to visit Longmen Grottoes, a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art with more than 100,000 stone statues varying from 2cm to 17.14m 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 LuoyangAccommodation: Hotel booked by youDay 2: Luoyang-Beijing by High-speed train G666 (17:34/21:31)(Lunch)You will be picked up from your hotel by tour guide and head to White Horse Temple. Established by Emperor Mingdi in the year 68 AD, it is the first Buddhist temple in China and enjoys the reputation of the No.1 Ancient Temple of China. Next, we will move on to visit the 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. When the tour ends you will be escorted to Luoyang Longmen station and take high-speed train G666(17:34/21:31) back to Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred back to your hotel by our driver.