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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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Huge statues !

First - choose a work day, not sunday if you want to see anything. Place is heavy overcrowded. The statues, especially big one looks amazing !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First - choose a work day, not sunday if you want to see anything. Place is heavy overcrowded. The statues, especially big one looks amazing !

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You should see this. Lots of walking on this side of the right as well as the other but it is really cool to see. Eat at the Buddhist temple that is on site. Good food (no meat) make sure you make it to the top of the mountain too.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive place. One of the great history of China remainings. Many sculptures alredy devastated but still worth seeing. Grottoes are located on both sides of the river. I think that both of them worth visiting.

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to get a guide. We had an English guide who was a student on her summer break. Her English was impeccable and she was able to share a lot of insights about Buddhism and Chinese history with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the carving of images of Buddha on the side of the cliff by the river. This is one of the place where it is not destroyed during the cultural revolution and has the be rebuilt.

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Nis, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my trip to China, I wanted to have 2 great photos. One from SHanghai and one from here - with a specific statue. The place is very huge and you have to walk a lot! From the train super speed train station you can come here by tourist red double bus - 10 yuans. There is also some bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing !!! Very impressive. We got a private tour guide inside and it made all the difference to walk around the grottoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The carvings into the rock face on both sides of the Yi River are 1400 years, and are astonishing in their sheer numbers and artistic quality. They are Buddhist, and whilst the name grotto is suitable for many, the largest of them are more like huge caverns. It is so sad that over the years a lot of them have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite a very hot day, I was awed by the magnificence of the Longmen Grottoes. I have travelled to many parts of the world and this was one place which I found to be unique in its grandeur. For some reason, foreign seniors do not get a discount for this attraction - only Chinese seniors. Not sure why. Completely different... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a taxi here as they are so cheap. When you are finished just walk back to the main street and there will be taxi's waiting. There are a ton of steps to see these amazing Grottoes. It is a nice stroll along the Yi River but to get up to most of the Grottoes there are soo many... More 

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