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Outside zhengzhou city in henan province, this is the real shaolin temple we see from novels, tv and movies. Nice surroundings and they have a show for tourists too. Don’t go during winter, it’ll be freezing
Travelled here as part of a tour with my kung Fu school. This is the spiritual home of martial arts and particularly kung Fu. It is truely an amazing place and worth visiting for anyone with a serious interest in either martial arts or Buddhism.
Was in Xian and took a side trip to Shaolin Temple. Took the early train, my driver picked me up at the station and drove me to the temple, one one road up and be prepared for some me jam due to heavy trucks taking...More
If you try to meditate yourself out of the crowds of tourists you will really enjoy this place and what it represents. The temple is just part of a beautiful scenic area (bring an umbrella for sun / rain and good walking shoes). The site...More
As many other reviewers note, the way the place has been commercialized is unbecoming. It has basically been made into a theme park. Not very respectful of the ancient heritage the place holds. What makes it worth while is the impressive youngsters performing the kong...More
As a long time practitioner of martial arts and having studied the Japanese form of Shorinji Kempo which originated from this temple. I was saddened to see that this place of peace and tranquility had been sold out to commercial gain. Was disgusted to hear...More
Honestly, Shaolin Temple is not a scenic place to visit, but for its historical reputation, then it's worth to come visit once. Nothing to view much but you can see many young to adult students who are learning kungfu there. Next to it is Song...More
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Guide can be found outside shaolin, in my opinion its no need for guide since its mostly scenery and such, take note of showtimes, dont get scam by shaolin monks pretending to hand u incense inside the temple itself. U can... More
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