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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, Must see!

A piece of history in the heart of china. Longmen grottoes are a must see when visiting Luoyang. The only bad thing is if you dont want to pay the 10RMB to get the cart from the... read more

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

A piece of history in the heart of china. Longmen grottoes are a must see when visiting Luoyang. The only bad thing is if you dont want to pay the 10RMB to get the cart from the gates to the actual grottoes, then your in for a long walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is an impressive place, with stone buddhas carved out of the hillside. Some are very large and others tiny. Very picturesque and peaceful. The hillside lies along a river crossed by some graceful bridges.

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Westwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There is free luggage storage to the left of the ticket windows. It is behind the door. We had two large backpacks so I am not sure if larger baggage would fit. The employee asked us to deposit money by putting it in our backpacks. When we retrieved our bags, the cash was still there, so I think the money... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

To me, Luoyang is a poor and dirty city, and not really that interesting, but the mountains around Luoyang are very beautiful, so the trip from Luoyang to the grottoes was very beautiful. The grottoes themselves were impressive. The numbers of the grottoes each with a Buddha statue was unbelievable, and the statues from tiny little statues to huge statues... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a great 1/2 day visiting the Longmen Grottoes in the morning - although temperatures were pretty high, the had been some cool winds making the journey most comfortable. Lots of steps to be climbed which might be tough for some senior citizens but even the view from ground floor gives a lot of satisfaction

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Longmen Grottoes is not to be missed when visiting Luoyang! Carved into the mountainside are thousands of Buddha figures. The walk takes you along the peaceful Yihe River. When you get to the end of the mountainside the show is not over; cross the bridge to find a Buddhist temple, Chiang Kai-Shek's summer home, and a beautiful tea house nestled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A nice location by the Yi river. It was a very hot day (40 degrees C) but not too bad if you could grab a bit of shade. The carvings are pretty amazing for their longevity really. After seeing half, we felt like we weren't going to see anything new and headed back for the fast train to Xián. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amazing scenery. I highly recommend. Beautiful in the evening when the grottoes are illuminated. I don't recommend taking small children or the elderly as there are many stairs. overall a great day out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Thousands of statues of Buddha and his followers were carved into the cliffs between the 4th-10th centuries making the Longmen caves an amazing site. There is a lot of walking but it is well worth it! I would recommend walking the site first and then taking the boat back so that you can get a sense of the magnitude of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A UNESCO Culture Heritage site that is found not far from the Luoyang City. Admission is by ticket fee. The well preserved awesome Longmen [means “Dragon Gate”]Grottoes are mainly on the West bank of the Yi River. Walk across the Yi River to the East side via one of the two bridges to get a panoramic view of the whole... More 

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Additional Information about Longmen Grottoes

Address: Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000, China
Phone Number: 0379-5981342
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Henan  >  Luoyang
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 80 - 80

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