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Address: Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000, China
Phone Number: 0379-5981342
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Description: Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas...
Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.
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Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes is not to be missed when visiting Luoyang! Carved into the mountainside are thousands of Buddha figures. The walk takes you along the peaceful Yihe River. When... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Longmen Grottoes is not to be missed when visiting Luoyang! Carved into the mountainside are thousands of Buddha figures. The walk takes you along the peaceful Yihe River. When you get to the end of the mountainside the show is not over; cross the bridge to find a Buddhist temple, Chiang Kai-Shek's summer home, and a beautiful tea house nestled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A nice location by the Yi river. It was a very hot day (40 degrees C) but not too bad if you could grab a bit of shade. The carvings are pretty amazing for their longevity really. After seeing half, we felt like we weren't going to see anything new and headed back for the fast train to Xián. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amazing scenery. I highly recommend. Beautiful in the evening when the grottoes are illuminated. I don't recommend taking small children or the elderly as there are many stairs. overall a great day out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Thousands of statues of Buddha and his followers were carved into the cliffs between the 4th-10th centuries making the Longmen caves an amazing site. There is a lot of walking but it is well worth it! I would recommend walking the site first and then taking the boat back so that you can get a sense of the magnitude of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A UNESCO Culture Heritage site that is found not far from the Luoyang City. Admission is by ticket fee. The well preserved awesome Longmen [means “Dragon Gate”]Grottoes are mainly on the West bank of the Yi River. Walk across the Yi River to the East side via one of the two bridges to get a panoramic view of the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

the carving is amazing.it's located at south of the Luoyang city.there r 100 thousand statues on the mountain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Amazing grottos with Buddha statues. Some smaller than others but equally impressive. One billion people though so come early. It is a bit of a walk up and down stairs but well worth the exercise! Walk over to the other side of the river for the best angle for photos. Also there's a temple to visit there if you aren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

China's AAAAA attraction site and UNESCO world heritage site. Longmen Grottoes is a must see site in Luoyang. This place is huge and lots of walking and climbing are required to explore the area. Very crowded even during low travel season. Lots of shops and food stalls lined both sides of the pedestrian street that lead to the admission gate.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

After visiting the Shaolin Temple we were headed to Luoyang to visit the Longmen Grottoes. The carving works really impressive, reminds me on the carving works at Mamallapuram (near Chennai, India). If you are here in this area, it is definitely a must to see this place. Take good walking gears, as you would need to walk some distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

You have to walk a lot and there are quite a few stairs, but the caves and the sculptures are well worth the effort. Lots of tourists but you can nevertheless appreciate the antiquity of this site.

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Address: Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000, China
Phone Number: 0379-5981342
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Henan  >  Luoyang
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 80 - 80

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