Best Luoyang one day tour is designed to be completed in 8-9 hours. You will visit Shaolin Temple in the morning. The Temple will be followed by Longmen Grottoes. Then drive back to down city. If time permits, you could visit either White Horse Temple or Luoyang Museum. The 3rd place to visit will be open for you according to your interest. Please talk with your guide and decide where to go.
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.If time allows and you like, we will drive to Luoyang downtown area where 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 attraction was finished, trasnfer back to your hotel in Luoyang or to Luoyang Longmen Train station. Please kindly note the maximum service time is 9 hours. The extra hour cost is CNY100/ hour for guide and CNY80/hour for driver. Please pay the extra cost to guide and driver in cash when the tour ends.