Boasting a history of over 1,500 years, Luoyang once served as the capital city for 13 ancient China dynasties. It is described as the cradle of Chinese civilization where the birthplace of Shaolin Kungfu – Shaolin Temple, China’s first Buddhist temple – White Horse Temple, and the time-honored Longmen Grottoes all located. This time-smart 2 days Luoyang tour will take you to absorb all Luoyang’s highlight attractions. Ready to be amazed by the powerful kung fu shows, tasty local food, precious Buddhist images, and statues…
Highlights of this tour: *Follow the real local experts to discover the hidden culture and stories of Luoyang, one of the “Four Ancient Capitals in China”. *Go to Longmen Grottoes, one of the four most important grottoes in China to admire the splendid Buddhist art and carving art. *Come closely to Shaolin Temple – the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Art, to enjoy the real Kungfu Show. *Walking along Lijingmen Street for the real local food and culture.
English speaking tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee
Please make your own way to Luoyang airport by 11:30 am.
Upon arrival, your local tour guide and driver will pick you up from the airport and drive about 1 hour to Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng City. Centered on martial arts training and Zen meditation, Shaolin Temple is the holy land known as the birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu. Some Kung Fu shows by monks in the temple are available here, offering you a chance to closely feel the power and spirit of Shaolin Kung Fu. Besides the Kung Fu show, Shaolin Temple is also a place to see various ancient architectures from Ming and Qing Dynasties. With hundreds of stupas dating from 791 AD, the Forest of Pagodas is a graveyard for eminent monks. Being built in different shapes and with different carvings, each pagoda is the tomb of a monk. It is another reason for Shaolin Temple’s popularity, offer you a glimpse into the essence of Chinese ancient architecture.
After the visit, drive back to Luoyang City and pay a visit to Lijingmen Street for the local culture and food.
Start today with a visit to the White Horse Temple. First established in 64 AD in Eastern Han Dynasty, the White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China. It is now a popular sightseeing destination in Luoyang thanks to the many ancient architectures, precious Buddhist statues, and tranquil surroundings. You can expect to see many Chinese and international stylized temples, precious statues, and unique sculptures here.
Then, move to the Longmen Grottoes where the marvelous carvings rank first among China's grottoes. The over 2300 caves here have witnessed the rise and fall of history for thousands of years. Housing roughly 110,000 Buddhist images and statues, and extending over 1000 from north to south, Longmen Grottoes has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.
Transfer to Luoyang airport for your departure flight.
Note: Please depart Luoyang after 6 pm to ensure no rush for the tour.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.