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Address: Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
Phone Number: 0371-65582651
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Description: 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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Peaceful and interesting part of China.

A fascinating place to visit, brilliant show available, and a great place to buy souvenirs. Guided tour was taken which allowed me to understand the other areas of the temple.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A fascinating place to visit, brilliant show available, and a great place to buy souvenirs. Guided tour was taken which allowed me to understand the other areas of the temple.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Heard so much about the temple in so many kung fu shows. Finally got the opportunity to visit the temple recently. Frankly, it was not as impressive as what I would have imagine it to be. Having to pay entrance of RMB100 was quite a hefty sum to visit a temple. Perhaps they should have donation box instead of selling... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It is indeed commercialized and many things inside are overpriced and profit orientated. Nevertheless, if you turn a blind eye on those things, and are passionate about kungfu, or even to be here to see the temple on the hills, it will be worth it. You definitely need a whole day here, as you may wanna cover a gondola ride... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Just wish we had allowed more time for our visit. We were late leaving luoyang and its a good 90 mins by van there. The attraction itself is commercialized but is vast and would loved to have had time to walk up to the quieter spots - i.e. away from the temple and the kungfu show. the temple looked very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The temple is well maintained. They built special highway just for the temple, also built a huge park outside the temple. Just don't buy anything inside the temple from the monks, they will tell you whatever you buy will to go to the HIV kids in the HIV village, in fact they cashed all the money. Monks in this temple... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Many tourists visited Shaolin Temple as a day trip from Luoyang (a side trip from Xi'an). Instead , I went to the temple from Zhengzhou. The distance is about the same as from Luoyang but with lesser crowd. Shaolin Temple had a significant role in past history of China in ancient times and unless one has some knowledge of those... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We all know Shaolin Temple through all those Kungfu movies, but Shaolin is more than Kungfu, so it isn't fair just to limited it to that. The Shaolin Temple is a spiritual place and the birth place of Buddha in China after this Religion were imported from India. Although, Li Lian Jie (one of Shaolin Temple Representative in the past)... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The trip from Luoyang takes a little over an hour. There is lots of rubble on the way, some sort of brick works, so not very scenic. The temple itself is a packed with tourists and so are the grounds. This is more of a Monk theme park than anything else. Never seen so many monks hawking there wares. The... More 

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Taft, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Imagine, if you will, the French having turned Notre Dame Cathedral into a Disney-like attraction: that's what you've got with the Shaolin Temple grounds in Henan province. I've been to many, many temples in China and the rest of SE Asia, and though it's not uncommon for one to have been fixed up a little to accommodate visitors, none has... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

4* is the average of my views: From Luoyang it took us 90 minutes to reach the temple. The overall so called Shaolin Temple has three major attractions: 1 - Shaolin Temple, that in my point of view, it is not more attractive than many other temples in China 3* 2 - pagoda forest that is a cemetery 3 -... More 

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Additional Information about Shaolin Temple

Address: Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
Phone Number: 0371-65582651
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Henan  >  Dengfeng
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 3

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