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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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it's a must in the travel

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There are four famous Grottoes in China, and Longmen Grottoes is one of them. It is famous for its statue of Buddha, dating back to almost 2000 years ago. Personally, i prefer Mogaoku in the Dunhuang City which is famous for its mural. The statue in the Longmont Grottoes has two different style. When you see the slim Buddhist image,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We arrived at Luoyang coming from Beijing in the early morning flight, after a quick stop at the gardens the driver got us to the Grottoes. The place is great, of course, it is a busy place in the weekends, nevertheless it was still easy to move around and get time to admire every cave. For those who had been... More 

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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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