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Longmen Grottoes

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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 - UNESCO Heritage Centre

Longmen Grottoes is situated in Luoyang, Henan Province. It was a day trip for us. We took a high speed train from Xi'an to Luoyang. It's about 1.5 hrs comfortable ride. From... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Longmen Grottoes is situated in Luoyang, Henan Province. It was a day trip for us. We took a high speed train from Xi'an to Luoyang. It's about 1.5 hrs comfortable ride. From there, we had a guide that we booked a few days earlier in Xi'an to take us. It was an amazing experience to walk along the river bank... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

For lovers of art or history (much less art history) this place is phenomenal. A lot of the grottoes have been damaged, but there's still quite a left to see and the central cave is breathtaking. If you're visiting the Terra Cotta warriors in Xi'an, I'd highly recommend stopping here as well. If you're coming from the east you can... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We loved Luoyang. One of those little cities, of around 2 million (?) that feels like a big country town in Australia. The people are extremely friendly, the food incredibly cheap, and all told, a beautiful place. Home to the Longmen Grottos.. We caught a bus out to the Grottos. Personally, I recommend not to visit the Temple nearby, We... More 

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Xi'an, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We caught the fats train from Xi'an and had a guide drive us from the station to Longmen Grottoes and were very impressed! It was quite nice wandering around and saying "ooooh" and 'aaahhh" as we peeked into the caves! We then had our driver take us to the Shaolin temple, then back to the train station! A huge day... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is not just art its a master piece that has been caved into the rock face, for me its well worth going there there's an overnight train from Beijing which was a fun experience

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

With a price tag of CNY120, it was certainly worth the money paid. This ticket covers 4 attractions inside the scenic area: Caves of the West hill, Caves of the East hill, Xiangshan Temple and Bai Juyi's Tomb. Upon arriving the Longmen grottoes scenic area, there is a pedestrian street that sells a lot of souvenirs and food. As Luoyang... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

They created huge amazing masterpieces in all provinces of China Longmen is beyond imagination.Kingdom of Buda.Also Temple of white horse is fine..

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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