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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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Shaolin Temple day trip from Luoyang

My son and I took the 6:10am bus from Luoyang to the Shaolin Temple. The bus picked up many passengers on the way, and the time of travel was two hours. Travelling the local bus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My son and I took the 6:10am bus from Luoyang to the Shaolin Temple. The bus picked up many passengers on the way, and the time of travel was two hours. Travelling the local bus is a great way to experience the culture of China. There was also an option for the 7am express bus, which was probably more comfortable.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There are some good things about a visit to Shaolin Temple. It is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the home of Kung Fu. The setting in the mountains SE of Luoyang is a welcome change to the crowded polluted city, though I would not say that you get fresh mountain air at Shaolin Temple. The Kung Fu show is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Temple is the origin of Kung-Fu. As all well-known attractions in China, is fully saturated with tourist. If you want some quite view, you should start the visit as soon as doors are opened. I just visited the main temple, and took some more time in the area of the Writing School. Just a nice place to visit and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you are a Kung Fu fan, it has to be seen. Very impressive school with thousands of students learning and training in the art of kung fu before entering the army or the security services. Also try to visit one of numerous schools in the city. The bad: Entrance fee is very expensive, full packed of tourists most of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

First, the province Henan is called cradle of Chinese civilization. The site displays a traditional Chinese culture, you can experience the authentic food and customs. Second, this place has a lot of people who are fascinated by Kungfu. They, including different people from different parts of the world, practice martial art to an unbelievable extent. There are shows for tourists... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I am not a big connoisseur of temples, so I can’t describe how this one compares with other historic temples of China. We came mainly because we thought the kids would enjoy the Kung Fu demonstration. Some of the things I liked were being able to visit some of the areas where students live and train and also meet some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A lot of history on the origin of Shaolin temple located on a multi-storeyed location. Saw many groups practising kungfu there too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice site but unfortunately over commercialized - limited opportunity to get decent lunch - the kongfu show is only presenting very few highlights but lots of merchandising stuff which nobody needs

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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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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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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
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