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Longmen Grottoes

Address: Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000, China
Phone Number: 0379-5981342
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Ranked #1 of 78 Attractions in Luoyang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.
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Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Owner description: Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.

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Tehran, Iran
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I think the title is clear enough. You MUST MUST MUST visit this amazing masterpiece of art and history. Huge enormous brilliant engravings. Nobody can explain that by writing, you should visit. We visit this place with shaolin temple in one day, but you should not do this mistake. Spend one day for longman. Highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We travelled on the high speed train from Xi'an to Luoyang and stopped off to visit the Grottoes and we are so pleased we did. This site is absolutely mind blowing. The area is World Heritage and HUGE. There are over 100,000 buddhists carvings with 1,400 caves We we wandered up and down, looking into all the caves and becoming... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were planning for a day trip to Luoyang from Xi-An (it's only 1.5 hours by highspeed train!) and decided to engage Lisa, a local guide recommended on TripAdvisor. Lisa was great! Pre-trip, she gave us tips on the train timings and how to book the tickets. She met us promptly at the Luoyang station, brought us to Longmen Grottoes... More 

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Forster, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were on a small group tour and spent a couple of hours walking along the Picturesque Yi River. The Buddhist carvings are in over 2000 carved caves. The carvings range in size from a couple of centimetres to ones that tower above you larger than life. No wonder this is a World Heritage site. We decided to take the... More 

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Leeds UK
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was an interesting walk by the river to see many carvings into the rock face. There were not really any 'caves' as such, or at least not any that you could go into. However this does not detract from the experience. However, if you have very limited time in Luoyang the White Horse Temple complex is a must.

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Perth, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We loved everything about the Grottoes, we were on tour so only had a certain amount of time otherwise I would have liked to have had more time, the place is so big you could spend hours walking around. The history is so interesting, it's hard to believe these were made so long ago. Be prepared to walk a lot... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Your visit to Luoyang City is not complete without a trip to Longmen Grottoes located in the south. The Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for its outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity from the Wei Dynasty to the Tang era. Longmen Grottoes or Caves, houses tens of thousand of statue of Buddha and his disciples. Some are about... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My favorite out of the whole trip. We went free and easy thinking the day tour timing is too rush and it indeed is well worth the time to take a two to three hours stroll through the place. We did it as a stop over on the way to Zhengzhou. The lugguage deposit at the longmen railway station is... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A great place! I am so appreciate their efforts to build the caves, especially the cave (I dont remember the name) built by 2 women. How could them do that? @@

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

12 Km far from Luoyang,more than 1 Km long of cave art.Every pieces are interesting,near a river(Luo) and could be fun if the weather is good.There is not any type of new reconstruction and thus is a type of real ancient chinese art.Built from 493 A.D for more than 400 years, have more than 100000 statue of Buddha in 1400... More 

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