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Review of Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes
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$155.50*
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Ranked #1 of 94 things to do in Luoyang
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Owner description: Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is one of those places that if not, it should be on your bucket list. I went in December, and although it was cold it was great since there were so few tourists and I basically had the place to myself!

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Viewed Grottoes in early November 2013. Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beyond my expectations despite knowing the number of carvings. The variety in size and detail is overwhelming. Make sure to visit both sides of the river. Wear walking shoes and be prepared to climb many many steps to view as many of the carvings as possible. But worth climbing every step. Absolutely spectacular and like nothing else in the world.

Thank Candy-MO
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Just got back from China and was thrilled to see the Longmen Grottoes for the second time. The massive statues are really impressive. They are currently doing repair work on one section, but you can still view it through scaffolding and there is a lot that can be seen that is not under construction. It was really cold and there are lots of steps. Take something to drink and wear comfy shoes. You will love it!

Thank SHarrisonKansas
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

The highlight of the grottoes is the massive Buddha carved into the mountain. It is unlike any other place I've ever visited and is absolutely spectacular. The Buddha had a serene and calming feeling, even though there were lots of people around. I didn't want to leave! The rest of the Grottoes was lovely, there were a lot of things on the other side of the river to visit too, but slightly tiring with lots of walking. The views of the river and the willow trees were also splendid and I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon there.

Allow a good few hours if you want to visit most things in the Grottoes, there are four attractions that are included in the ticket price (120 yuan, but completely worth it!). It takes about an hour from Luoyang Railway Station by bus.

Thank elle_g11
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

In the first time at Louyang .I was impressed the grottoes made by human hand along time ago and right now the China government restore again in grottoes near the first gate

Thank maytee2012
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