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Longmen Grottoes

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Address: Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000, China
Phone Number: 0379-5981342
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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 took the train from Huashanbei station at 2000 to arrived at Luoyanglongmen at 2105. Did not have any accommodation but got the taxi to drive me to Holiday In Express , the only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rustington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the train from Huashanbei station at 2000 to arrived at Luoyanglongmen at 2105. Did not have any accommodation but got the taxi to drive me to Holiday In Express , the only name coming into my mind ! Had such a good sleep after the previous hacking day ! Filled up with a local breakfast ( various stirred... More 

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New Delhi, India
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dating back to 5th Century AD, Longmen Grottoes are an outstanding example of China's ancient Buddhist cave art. Mount Longmen is dotted with Buddhist caves of different shapes and dimensions, each containing one or multiple statues of Lord Budh, Bodhisatavs or Buddhist Saints. In all, there are 2300 caves and niches and more than 100,000 Buddhist statues along the 1... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off between bejing and xi an oh the high speed train Wasn't worth it for the grottos but we enjoyed our stay in louyong mainly because we stayed at Christians hotel witch was one of the best 2 I have ever stayed in Was also great in that its not a tourist town and virtually no westerners so... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible!! You must see this before die. Stunning with more than 1,500 yrs old Buddha stone sculpture. No wonder why UNESCO place this as a world heritage.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

You can easily come to grottoes by bus number 81(1,5 yuan per person) don't trust to taxi guys. Bus driven directly to grottoes. Ticket to grottoes is 60 yuan. You should take with you water/snacks. There a lot of little shops, but very expensive. And remember every local wants to get your money. Be ready, and don't trust them. Use... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This site is very impressive and sad at the same point. The cave or rock carvings are very impressive (shear size, detail, etc) but many of them have been desecrated which is very sad to see (some missing heads or altogether destroyed). Can get here by public bus (but it takes a while - avoid rush hour). His is easily... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Amazing Buddhas. Thousands of them. A really cool vibe here right on the banks of the river. I really loved this place. A must see.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

If you are in the Luoyang area, the Longmen Grottoes is a must-see place. It is amazing. Many of the statues are 1,500 years old. Go on a nice day, because there is a fair bit of walking.

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Monterey Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Boarding the earliest bus on a windy, rainy day to reach a place not so many people knows of. I love the peaceful Yihe river along with the gorgeous Buddha carvings, on the other side of the band a temple situated on the little hill gave me a deep feeling of Holiness, Peace & Happiness in my heart. The first... More 

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Singleton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The carvings here were amazing. To think they started these hundreds of years ago and continued over various Dynasties. It's a shame modern man has thought it was alright to steal from this area by cutting of hands and heads of the rocked carvings. this senseless vandalism did take some of the shine of the carvings. The largest Buddha carving... More 

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