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Longmen Grottoes

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, 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

The carvings were terrific. It is such a shame that over time they have been looted/ partially destroyed. Lots of stairs to climb, so pop on the good walking shoes. Worth ascending the stairs though.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a tour guide and it was worth the money with its beautiful river scenery. Not much variety, you can walk up and down for good fitness.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must see these before the natural element breaks them further. Admire the ancient craftsmanship and talents. Too bad most are damaged during the difficult times in China. Worth every steps you climb to see them up close.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 1 week ago

These Grottoes are some real piece of art, a must visit site when you are in the town. I highly recommend this.

Thank Happy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Longmen Grottoes as part of a one-day CTrip tour from Xian. (It's 1.5 hrs away via highspeed train from Xian's North railway station.) Once we arrived at the Luoyang train station, we had a guide and driver, so getting to the grottoes was...More

Thank Tifster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a good time looking at the unique architecture.. and the history behind the carvings.. get a good guide to bring you.. worth a visit

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a magnificent set of grottoes with thousands of buddy statues. One can see the differences between the styes as the grottoes were carved over centuries. They are much more interesting than Disney like Shaolin place for persons looking for real monuments of the...More

Thank ATY39
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Longmen Grottoes is a must see!! It is far more accessible than some of the other grottoes, such as Mogao Grotto in Gansu, so don’t miss this opportunity if you are in Luoyang. There are many caves with desecrated or destroyed statues ( from anti-Buddhist...More

Thank William B
Reviewed October 11, 2017

There are so many caves in Longmen. The most impressive one was the huge one whose model was the only female emperor in Chinese history, Wu Zetian. There is a river under the hill. The other two famous caves in China do not have this.

Thank xingwanlilu
Reviewed October 9, 2017

You could be forgiven for thinking you were India if you visit the Longmen Caves. It's certainly unique amongst anything I've ever seen in China and very like the stone carving I more associate with India. Getting to the caves is very easy. Take the...More

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Response from Harold T | Reviewed this property |
Since you are travelling with a 4 year old, I think it's more convenient to have a guide who will also drive you safely to all the places you want to visit. 1,000 RMB is too much and can be done for less. Just ask my former... More
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Response from WonderWorldinUK | Reviewed this property |
Jan, I think it may be possible but I cannot be sure. The battery operated cars took people from the quiet side of the valley to the bus station so nothing to stop them to go the opposite way (not sure they are flexible... More
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Response from krida802000 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea about this. But for the World Heritage site is a part of business. Most of them open everyday. Please visit the world heritage website.