This 3-day journey will take you to the legendary Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Shaolin Kung Fu and the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism.
Discover the ancient martial art’s profound philosophy and the cultural significance of this UNESCO World Heritage site nestled amid the picturesque Songshan Mountains. Immerse yourself in history at Henan Museum and marvel at the Yellow River’s scenic beauty in Zhengzhou.
Engage in a mesmerizing Kung Fu Show and participate in a 2-hour Kung Fu Training Class under expert guidance. Explore Pagoda Forest’s tranquil setting, where the legacy of revered monks endures. This immersive trip offers an unforgettable encounter with Shaolin’s rich heritage and the way of the warrior.
2. Witness the mesmerizing Kung Fu Show at Shaolin Temple, where skilled practitioners showcase their martial arts prowess.
3. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Pagoda Forest, surrounded by ancient stupas and the legacy of revered monks.
4. Experience an exhilarating 2-hour Kung Fu Training Class, learning authentic Shaolin techniques from professional masters.
- Day 1: Zhengzhou Arrival
Welcome to Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan province, steeped in history and culture. Upon your arrival at the airport or train station, your friendly guide and driver will be there to greet you with a warm welcome. From there, you'll be transferred to your hotel in Zhengzhou downtown.
Once you've settled in at your hotel, you have the rest of the day at your leisure to explore the city. We recommend two captivating places to visit:
Henan Museum: Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Henan province at the Henan Museum. This extensive museum showcases an impressive collection of over 130,000 artifacts, including ancient relics, pottery, bronze ware, and calligraphy, providing a deep insight into the region's cultural and historical significance.
Yellow River Scenic Area: Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Yellow River, China's second-longest river, at the Yellow River Scenic Area. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the riverbank, take in the breathtaking views, and appreciate the significance of this vital waterway in Chinese history and culture.
Accommodation: in Zhengzhou
- Day 2: Dengfeng TourAstronomical Observatory, Shaolin Temple, Kung Fu Show
After a delightful breakfast at your hotel, get ready for an exciting day exploring Dengfeng and the legendary Shaolin Temple.
Astronomical Observatory: Venture to an ancient Astronomical Observatory near Dengfeng City, an astronomical marvel built in the Yuan Dynasty. The observatory is a testament to ancient Chinese astronomical advancements and provides a glimpse into the country's scientific achievements from centuries ago.
Shaolin Temple: Embark on a 25km journey to the iconic Shaolin Temple, nestled amidst the Songshan Mountains. This UNESCO World Heritage site is not only famous for its religious significance as the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism but also renowned for being the cradle of Shaolin Kung Fu. Explore the temple's magnificent halls, serene courtyards, and learn about the profound impact Shaolin philosophy has had on Chinese culture.
Pagoda Forest: Pay a visit to the Pagoda Forest adjacent to Shaolin Temple. Wander through this hauntingly beautiful collection of ancient stupas and pagodas, where the ashes of eminent monks are enshrined. Each structure carries its own history and significance, creating a serene and contemplative atmosphere.
Magnificent Kung Fu Show: Witness an awe-inspiring Kung Fu Show presented by skilled Shaolin practitioners. Be captivated by their mesmerizing displays of martial arts prowess, agility, and discipline. This performance showcases the essence of Shaolin Kung Fu and the dedication of its practitioners.
Optional Evening Activity:
For those seeking an enchanting cultural experience, consider attending the Zen Music Shaolin Grand Ceremony (at additional cost). Held against the backdrop of the Shaolin Temple, this mesmerizing performance blends Buddhist chants, traditional music, and stunning natural surroundings, creating a truly unforgettable evening.
Meal: Breakfast + Lunch
Accommodation: in Dengfeng
- Day 3: DepartureKung Fu Training Class
After a hearty breakfast, get ready for an immersive Shaolin Kung Fu experience.
2-hour Kung Fu Training Class: Participate in a hands-on Kung Fu Training Class under the guidance of professional Kung Fu teachers. Learn the authentic techniques and forms that have been passed down through generations of Shaolin monks. Experience the discipline and dedication required to master this ancient martial art. If time permits and you are interested, you can finally learn a few Emei martial arts movements.
Observe Advanced Students: Take a leisurely walk around the school premises to observe advanced students honing their skills. Gain insights into the rigorous training and spiritual journey that the practitioners undertake to become true masters of Shaolin Kung Fu.
In the afternoon, bid farewell to the Shaolin Temple and Dengfeng City. Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station for your onward journey to your next destination.
Meal: Breakfast + Lunch
Tour Price Per Person
The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.