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“Incredible Sculptures”
Review of Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes
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Owner description: Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.
Reviewed October 19, 2012

This UNESCO site is quite a treat. It has been enhanced with a good boardwalk and viewing platforms. DO wear good walking shoes and be prepared to climb some steps if you wish to get to all the platforms. I would also say the only downside is that this part of China has horrible air pollution. I'm a bit fearful of the impact it must be having on these historical treasures. If you have any breathing or allergy issues, please take backup medications as you will most likely need them while visiting this area.

Thank George M
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Longmen Grottoes are carvings of various Buddha statues of varying heights and sizes along the side of a mountain about 1 mile long. The wonder of this attraction is how the people from so long ago carved out the side of the mountain under treacherous conditions. There are a lot of stairs to climb if you want to see all the carvings up close. It was interesting but be prepared to walk a lot. First from the parking lot and then the whole side of the mountain and back again.

Thank spunkymom2
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This site worth seeing soon as it is slowly going away with the sand and wind. But if you have somewhere else like the great wall or yang shuo to go, skip this ine.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We visited the Longmen Grottoes, on the Yi River outside the city of Luoyang, China during our tour with On The Go Tours in September 2012. The websites and literature promised that the hundreds of caves would present tens of thousands of statues of Bhudda and his disciples, carved into the rock of the cliffs along the river banks. We had a pleasant walk along the river from the parking area to the caves, but were disappointed to discover that the vast majority of the larger carvings and statues have been destroyed or significantly damaged by various invading and conquering forces over the years. The remaining statues, especially the largest group, including the Lu Se Na Bhudda, are certainly impressive. Overall, the site is worth the visit, but there are perhaps dozens of larger statues in good condition, not hundreds or thousands. Bhudda told us that the change and loss are inevitable and this site is no exception. Wikipedia has some good photos and info on the grottoes.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

When travelling in China, you should visit Luoyang, especially the Longmen Grottoes. The old city of Luoyang is very nice and was a former capital of China. Outside you find the Longman Grottoes, which have many beautifull carved Buddha statues. Worth a visit. Some damage was done during the long periods of foreign occupution or during the Cultural Revolution in the '60's. If you are in Luoyang also visit the old centre with the small streets. The have many original handicrafts around.

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