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Address: Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District | Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, 471000, Luoyang, Henan, Luoyang 471000, China
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Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas,...

Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.

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I visited this place on my way back from Xian to Beijing. It is a bit complicated to reach it from the train station, you need a bus or taxi first, and then a small car to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this place on my way back from Xian to Beijing. It is a bit complicated to reach it from the train station, you need a bus or taxi first, and then a small car to take you there. It is impressive and i recommend to visit it. However, 2 to 3 hours are enough... it is not worthy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had bad weather on our visit unfortunately, but even so, the grottoes are some of the best I've ever seen. The rock is granite so just seeing what they've done here is mind-blowing. My tips: Be selective. Seeing every single Buddha is just going to sour your experience. The big ones are the best. And take note of the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been a real highlight of my trip to China, on a par with the Sights of Xi'an for me. Cost us 100 RMB entry each. The Buddhist statues are truly beautiful and it's all set in beautiful surroundings by the river. Both the East and the West caves are worth your time so make time for both.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my bucket list! Longmen grottoes and I finally did it with my friends. Very beautiful place with a great history and buzzing atmosphere.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Monday morning in spring. The weather was very pleasant - a bit humid, nice breeze with hazy sun. The crowds weren't that bad as the peony season was winding down and it was a weekday. Our guide, Jenny from Travel China Guide, was excellent. She paced us well, taking lots of photos of us and sharing... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the Buddhist statues in the Dunhuang's Mogao Caves I was very curious about the Longmen site. Both were exemplary showcases for the migration and development of religion and art in human history. But compared to Dunhuang -- which was flooded with visitors Chinese and international alike (granted, I visited in July, after school had let out for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place, we took one of the guide that you can hire at the entrance, after you arrive with the shuttle bus on the side of the river where the main caves are. They give you an ear piece so you can hear the explanation of the guide even when other eople are around you or you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Longmen Grottoes on a Saturday and it wasn't crowded at all which was a nice surprise. You don't need to take a tour, just find out which public bus to take (in our case number 99 last stop). When the bus drops you off you can take a free bus to the ticket entrance. Lots of taxi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A complex of caves dating back some 1500 years ago carved into the cliffs on both sides of river Yi some 12km south of Luoyang. There is also a temple used for religious purposes when Luoyang was a capital of six Chinese dynasties, but today is more famous as being used for a residence of the ex CN president plotting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When visiting Xi'an and the surrounding area, this is probably the best nearby place to visit outside of Xi'an. It does require a bit of walking and stair-climbing, so may not be best for a hot or rainy day. The multitude of caves contain a multitude of Buddhas. Unbelievable amount of effort by the monks to create this.

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