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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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i have been a few times before,but as always the grottoes are impressive! on a warm day the tea gardens on the opposite side of the river are a good place to relax!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

i have been a few times before,but as always the grottoes are impressive! on a warm day the tea gardens on the opposite side of the river are a good place to relax!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a very large site and it requires a lot of walking. Must be 2km from where taxis drop you to the actual grottoes. For good photos on the west side, morning will offer the best sun. Too bad that a lot of it was destroyed during the cultural revolution. If you arrive by train. Luoyang Longmen is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Until you are there, it is hard to imagine the sense scale of these carvings. What makes this place even more breathtaking is the beautiful location and the fact that it hasn't been destroyed by concrete paths and gimmicks which I have experienced at other major tourist attractions in China. Definitely worth a visit and the high speed railway link... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visited here in April which is peak season in Luoyang due to the Peony Festival. There were throngs of people which did mean you were in a sea of people passing some things you might like more time at. When I visited Mogao it was also peak season being National Holiday and although the same feeling Mogao was better... More 

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Xi'an, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went to Luoyang during the labors holiday from Xi’an. We chose the bullet train for saving a lot of time and the train is quite clean and more comfortable than the flight. Less than 2 hours we arrived at Long Men station. From there we find a shuttle bus for going Long Men Grottos around 40 minutes. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I had no idea about this place before visiting Luoyang to be honest. It was a longish journey, the best part of two hours, but it's an impressive site. The piece de resistance is undoubtedly the massive Buddha which hove into view as you climbed the stone steps- stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Longmen Grottos - featuring tens of thousands of Buddhas - the biggest ones 18 metres tall, is well worth a visit. I recommend that you employ a tour guide because they really do add to the tour. make sure you cross the river to look at the grottos from a distance. If time permits climb the stairs to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

To tell the truth, I'm not familiar with the history of China, so I can't tell the story behind these delicate carvings, but I really think they are beautiful and worth to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Longmen Grottoes was a well designed tourist destination.People treated the grottoes with respect.The area was shady,seating for the weary & a golf cart for the return to parking area if required.There were no persistent salespeople in the markets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We basically came to Luoyang just to see the Longmen Grottoes. We were not disappointed. Reminded me of the statues of Rameses in Luxor. The area Luoyang has more to see, we especially liked the old city.

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