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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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10-Day Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Experience Departing from Beijing
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5-Day Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Experience Departing from Beijing

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Important Mahayana Buddhist Monastery and birthplace os Zen Buddhism

Homegrown Taoist philosophy imported from India marks the spot of this temple known for its Kung Fu Martial Arts as practiced by Jet Li and other movie stars. This Temple and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Homegrown Taoist philosophy imported from India marks the spot of this temple known for its Kung Fu Martial Arts as practiced by Jet Li and other movie stars. This Temple and the surrounding Martial Arts institutes in Dengfend are well worth a visit for a memorable excursion

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely walk through the many levels of the temple and monastary. Kung fu show is worthwhile and a part of the general ticket.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went in with a group of chinese tourists. The tour leader didnt speak english thus it was hard to understand much of the history in her stories but the fellow travelers were very friendly and helped me understand the story of the place. The Kung Fu show is definitely worth a visit and the place in itself is very inspiring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I always wanted to go to shaolin temple. and I did go there. it was a long walk for me and I did enjoyed my time. After a walk i took cable car ride up to the top of Shaoshi Mountain where there are various merchandises for sale by the Monks. The view is free kingly brilliant. Well, its worth... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed a night at Zhengzhou and departed to Shaolin the next morning - the earliest bus is 945am and that you will arrive at the bus terminal around 12++ noon where you have to take another bus to the main entrance of Shaolin temple (the bus stops many times on the way; the driver might as well stop for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Can't deny, I learned about Shaolin mostly from the kungfu movies. The visit to the real temple of Shaolin gave me different perspective about it. Shaolin is not all about kungfu, but is about practice and meditation (禅武). It is not a kind of wushu or fighting skill. Shaolin kungfu is not exist overnight, but a result of enhancement and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Shaolin Temple ground are very large. The terrain is so diverse from temples, to kitchens for the monks and sleeping areas, to Gardens and places of worship. The Pegoda Forest just outside the Temple grounds are worth the visit, also. A short walk takes you to a cable car ride up to the top of Shaoshi Mountain where there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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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Beijing, China
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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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