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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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We visited the grottoes end of August 2015.We arrived quite early in the morning, but it was already very hot. Bring some bottled water (although you can buy drinks and snacks at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the grottoes end of August 2015.We arrived quite early in the morning, but it was already very hot. Bring some bottled water (although you can buy drinks and snacks at the many food stalls along the pedestrian lane) and wear comfortable walking shoes. Expect to climb a lot of stairs. It is quite a long walk, but you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Always wanted to see the Longmen Grottoes and was glad I finally got to see this UNESCO site. Amazing. Well worth a trip to Luoyang.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My ljoyang trip wont be complete without visiting this heritage site. I was amazed by those amazing sculptures !!! Unfortunately, I didn't have enought time to explore the whole longmen grottoes. But, I will be back again. It is really worth to pay a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was a very rainy day for our trip but still very worthwhile.We travels by small bus from Luoyang which was about one hour away. The scene is so beautiful and unique in China.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A nice day trip from Xian by high speed rail. Sadly, most of the statues have been vandalized. The must see -- pictured in the admission tickets -- is the Feng Xian cave. Warning: previous reviewers recommended buses numbers 71 and 65. Apparently, these run only at particular times of the day. Better to take a taxi. Fare is around... More 

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Xi'an, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Taking high speed train from Xi'an is about one and half an hour, 4 hours relaxing visiting. not impressive than Le Shan Buddha, but it's cool in its own way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While in China we went out of our way to visit this site. Would I do it again? Hard to say. We took a long, long overnight train to get here from Beijing (there are fast trains - just don't miss your train). After such an ordeal, it may have marred our perspective. If you are already in Luoyang, than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Absolutely loved this place. It is gorgeous and mesmerizing. You can see the power and history of China here. The photo ops are also amazing here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Longmen Grottoes (龙门石窟) has a long history back to 493 AD. Emperor Xiao Wen of North Wei (北魏孝文帝) started building the first grotto at Longmen Mountain (龙门山). Then, many emperors followed until the carving of grottoes stopped 400 years later in Northern Song Dynasty (some sources stated from North Wei to Tang Dynasty). Statistics- more than 100 thousands of statues,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

By some strange reason, I have always loved visiting Buddhist grottoes. The well carved frontal buddhas could always give me a sense of solace and strength, when I feel confused, when enchanting upon a cross-road of life. This site contains thousands of buddhas, all of which witnessed how the newly transmitted knowledge from India enriched the cultural history of Song... More 

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