Luoyang Longmen Grottoes
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Tour Overview

Xian and Luoyang are two of the four most famous ancient capital cities in China. Taking a bullet train from Xian, one will arrive in Luoyang in about 2.5 hours. Quiet some tourists choose to do a side trip to Luoyang to appreciate Longmen Grottoes, see the most authentic Kungfu Show in Shaolin Temple, and learn more about Luoyang.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Catch a glimpse of awe-inspiring Buddhist art at Longmen Grottoes, one of China’s three largest grottoes.
2. Learn about the Qin Dynasty, the first feudal dynasty in Chinese history, explore the secrets of the imperial tombs and appreciate the exquisite cultural relics.
3. Witness Shaolin monks performing real Kung Fu and learn why the Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism in China.
4. Enjoy thousands of historical relics at the Luoyang Museum to gain insight into the basic social facts of ancient China, including primitive, slave and feudal societies.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. AM: At around 07:00, local driver will pick you up from hotel lobby. Then transfer to North Xian Railway Station for bullet train to Luoyang. Upon your arrival in Luoyang, met by local guide by holding a name board.
    The guide will escort you to visit the Longmen Grottoes, which is a treasure house of ancient stone-carving artworks. There are over 100 thousand stone statues that vary from 2-centimeter to 17.14-meter high and extend for about 1094 yards along the two banks of Yi River.

    Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.

    PM: After lunch, you will pay a visit to Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits. The Eastern Zhou Dynasty is the last slivery dynasty in Chinese history. It is followed by the first feudal dynasty in Chinese history – the Qin Dynasty. The museum is built on the site of a large scale accompanying pit of the imperial mausoleum. Here you will explore the secret of the imperial mausoleum and appreciate the exquisite cultural relics. The last stop of today is Luoyang Museum which is a historical museum of China and houses over 1,700 cultural and historical relics in 5 showrooms — a presentation of 5 different social development periods such as the Primitive Society, the Slavery Society, and the Feudal Society.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by your own

    Longmen Grottoes
    Longmen Grottoes

  2. AM: After breakfast on your own, please meet your driver and guide in hotel lobby at 09:00. Then drive for about 1 hour 20 minutes to Shaolin Temple, the birth place of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts. Here you will see the Kungfu show performed by Shaolin monks.

    Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.

    PM: Finish the sightseeing, our guide will see you off at Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. You will take the bullet train back to Xian. When you return to Xian in the afternoon, our driver will pick you up from Xian North Train Station and transfer you back to the hotel in the Xi'an city area. Your 2 days Xi'an-Luoyang tour ends here.

    Shaolin Temple
    Shaolin Temple

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $379 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.


Price includes

  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2nd class high-speed train of Xian-Luoyang-Xian
  • Chinese style lunch
  • All private transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air-condition car and driver, English-speaking tour guide
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family, or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join your group

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Hotel charge
  • Gratuities
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