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Longmen Grottoes

Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000, China
0379-5981342
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Ranked #1 of 75 attractions in Luoyang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
Description: Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The Longmen grottos is a beautiful place to visit. We went there as part of a tour where we travelled from Xian,via very fast train, on route Beijing. The carvings and Buddhas are amazing to view. Be prepared to go up and down a lot of stairs especially so wear comfortable shoes. We walked from the entrance along the right... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had access to a bus so transport was not a problem. The walk was pleasant and the caves and their story very interesting. Happy to have had the opportunity to visit here.

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Porto, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A place where you can find a lot of history and Buddha's :) You can spend easily 4 to 5 hours inside and be aware that it is full of stairs so prepare to walk for quite some time. You have the possibility to rent a small car to go around and also a boat to cruise around the river.

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Warsaw, Poland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

a bit really worth seeing! the place is great for a walking trip and you will be surprised when you reach the main statues, there is a chance to walk around or to take a car to go back! dont miss it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very interesting but probably not worth the day trip from X'ian by hi speed train. Note: make sure you have train reservations for both to and for, very difficult if not impossible to change. These trains were full! Train ride itself was fine, train terminal in Xian as large as many big city airport terminals! The caves are quite interesting... More

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North Wales
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29 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are in Luoyang or if you really like Buddas! Unfortunately we were not able to take a boat ride as all the boats seemed to be in for lunch! The carvings are very impressive and some of them are huge. There are also hundreds of tiny ones to spot. The car park is a bit... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Make sure to go to the West entrance, that is where the tour starts. It is not obvious that you got to the right place, however (we were confused and the taxi driver was unable to explain) so make sure to look at the map at the entrance. Get a guide, only 100 yuan and so helpful.

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London
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Based on reviews and photographs in my guide book we decided that this place was worth a visit. We were a bit disappointed as we found grottoes in a very sorry state all covered with thick layer of dust /dirt. Not surprising as Luoyang is a very dirty city covered with smog. Generally in hindsight I would have avoided going... More

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place is simply amazing. Seeing all those Buddha's carved into the caves is so cool. One cave has 10,000 Buddha's in it! We were staying in Luiyang at the YiJia international hostel on Zhong Zhou East Rd and caught the #53 bus (¥1 & ~40mins) to the caves. Entrance cost ¥120 which gave you access to the East Caves,... More

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ehingen
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30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

wonderful buddha statues in caves at the riverside, not far away from luoyang. visit in the early morning - during the day very often big crowds of visitors

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