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Longmen Grottoes

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Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.
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Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District | Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, 471000, Luoyang, Henan, Luoyang 471000, China
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All reviews the river west side day trip train station long walk both sides amazing site cultural revolution ticket office the high speed train rock face unesco site buddha sculptures hand carved tang dynasty an umbrella take your time
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Private Day Tour of Luoyang Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes Including Lunch. Wow what a trip a very memorable day out. Our driver & guide Peter arrived on time to pick us up at our hotel. Peter's english was very good. When we arrived at...More

Thank 668skyep
Reviewed 3 days ago

The best time to go to this site is October/November, as the crowds are a bit thinner and you can see it all. The best grouping is the central one as the statues are enormous and well preserved. Unfortunately some of the others have been...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unusual piece of man made sculpturing/excavating....and on a grand scale. Small statues in little holes....and giant figures carved straight from the cliff face. It will probably be busy with tourists...but there is plenty of it to see and you could spend hours looking...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as a day tour with the White Hoorse Temple. The grottoe was the highlight of our 4 day Central China tour. It is a bit of a walk — lots of stairs. But the site itself is amazing. Then central grottoe is...More

Thank Passenger60262910464
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Living in China gives us many great opportunities to hop on a train and go explore the wonders here and the Grottoes were on a few of our “China Bucket Lists”! The grottoes did not let us down - such a marvel to view. From...More

Thank Juli B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place with tons of caves with thousands and thousands of buddha statues in them of all sizes. It is about 30 minutes away from the city.

Thank WL911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a spectacular attraction showing a treasure of history in a very nice river environment. Catch the number 99 bus from and back to the city just 1.5 yuan each way.Lots of walking to see the caves/statues but well worth it

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you made your way to Xi’an, take a day trip by high speed train to Luoyang and visit the Longmen Grottoes. You’ll see some of the biggest Buddha’s but carved in a mountain. A very unique site, worth a day of your itinerary. You...More

Thank fdoaguirre57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grottoes all look the same ad beside central part nothing is really impressing in terms of pure "wow" effect. Otherwise if you are close and do not need to spend 2 hr in the train to get here , or you so adore watching...More

Thank Irma K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You should definitely visit it if you’re nearby (Xi’an or Zhengzhou). It’s quite interesting. West side is unique while the East side is unfortunately not as much. Tickets don’t include the bus drive. You should definitely get the drive as it is a long walk.

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November 12, 2018|
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Response from TeoC668 | Reviewed this property |
Terracotta is well known, just print a picture and show then you going here.
November 11, 2018|
Response from BellBoy53 | Reviewed this property |
I'd think either spring or autumn from a temperature perspective. It can get very crowded so you have to take that in to consideration as well.