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Address: Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
Phone Number: 0371-65582651
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This is a famous martial arts monastery, the birthplace of both kung fu...

This is a famous martial arts monastery, the birthplace of both kung fu and Zen Buddhism

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The show made it worth it.

We came on a tour for 300rmb/p to see Shaolin and Grottos. The kungfu show was quite entertaining, especially the audience participation. The temples were beautiful but over all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah F
Bangkok, Thailand
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Toronto, Canada
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129 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in the Zhengzhou area, this is well worth the visit. The grounds are huge. There is a lot to see and do. One of the things not to miss is the gong-fu demonstration. It is quite amazing to see one of the monks throw a needle through a pane of glass to burst a balloon on the... More 

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Singleton, Australia
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102 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had made a specific visit to this area to visit the Shaolin Temple and were sadly disappointed. Basically we wasted two nights of our holiday. The Kung Fu show, while the performers from one of the local schools were very impressive, was really not worth it. After already spending three weeks in China, it was just another temple. We... More 

Thank Extratraveltocome
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I trained kung fu here for a couple of weeks at a foreign school a few hundred metres from the temple. Of course there was rubbish and sewerage around the place but if you can get past that then you're in for an amazing experience. A must do is to walk up to the Boddidharma statue overlooking... More 

Thank brisbone87
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If people telling you Shaolin Temple is not really worth a visit, I believe you will still insist of going and see the place for yourself. That's what I did. This place is too important to give it a miss because I grew up watching shaolin kung fu movies or TV series just like everybody does. Once you are there,... More 

Thank SingC
Bangkok, Thailand
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came on a tour for 300rmb/p to see Shaolin and Grottos. The kungfu show was quite entertaining, especially the audience participation. The temples were beautiful but over all full of tourists, guides and ladies in blazers who grab your arms and try to push you at things...

Thank Sarah F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Quite an extraordinary place really. The temple itself is stunning with China's largest pagoda forrest and some beautiful mountain treks nearby in the scenic area. Amazing to see the lifestyle and dedication to Kung fu training that the monks go through. Not to mention the thousands of Kung fu kids in the surrounding schools riding on Shaolin's coat tails. There's... More 

Thank nickrundall
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

So much to see so wear good walking shoes and hat as it is quite hot and humid the Kung fu show was very good and all seats have a good view of the stage

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Ticket cost CNY 100 each. Even though sign indicated that for those with age over 60 ticket price is half price, but the ticket seller said that this does not apply for foreigner. This is the only place that we had visited that practice this. nothing specular as we had visited other temples before. Commercial and not worth the cny100... More 

Thank Ang l
Caledon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Owning a Kung Fu club, I may be bias but It is an amazing place! The grounds are spectacular! You can feel the energy all around you. Yes, the locals can be "direct". Little if any English is spoken so learn a few simple phrases and the locals will treat you better. Shaolinshi is a tourist spot for Chinese more... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Cool place to come and the gondola is worth the 80RMB to get up into the beautiful mountains. The English sign said 60 years or older were half off and they were super rude when telling our group that even though the sign didnt say it, the rule was just for Chinese People. So the sign was in English for???

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