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Address: Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District | Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, 471000, Luoyang, Henan, Luoyang 471000, China
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Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas,...

Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.

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Extraordinary Repository of Buddhist Art

In my opinion, China's most under-rated attraction are its Buddhist grottoes. For me, they eclipse the Great Wall as an historical attraction. The Longmen Grottoes are one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion, China's most under-rated attraction are its Buddhist grottoes. For me, they eclipse the Great Wall as an historical attraction. The Longmen Grottoes are one of the truly great Buddhist caves of China and a day here will certainly be memorable. A whole limestone rock face is honeycombed with thousands of small and large niches. Many of them... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The statues was amazing. The grotto lies on both sides of a river and the entire landscape is very scenic. We went during low season so there weren't many people so it felt really intimate and I was just in complete awe at the size of the statues. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A historic site that is a must see! The 10,000 Buddhas are amazing. Some of the Buddhas are 8 stories tall, and so stunningly artistic. You also will see and meet people who are on pilgrimages there to honor Buddha and worship. It is stunning what ancient people were able to do. You will also witness what careless, thoughtless people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ancient Buddhists' art this old is definitely worth a 5-stars! I stayed at Dongshan hotel which provides free shuttle to just outside the bus terminal; so going to the Grottoes was easy albeit with some walking to the main entrance. The trick is to start early - the morning lights and little/no crowd at that time is well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I jokingly referred to it as the Buddha version of Mt Rushmore. Travelled from Zhengzhou via high speed. It took less than an hour. Arranged travel arrangement with Lisa (excellent tour guide). She picked us up at the train station, took us to the grotto and then to our hotel. Picked us up early next morn to Shialin temple, after... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in luoyang to see Longmen grottoes and Shaolin temple. From my hotel, the ease house it was a 20 min taxi ride. @ Longmen grottoes entrance you buy the entree ticket and you can buy a bus ticket that brings you to the start point. You can walk it, but I not recommend this At the start of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do the Longmen Grottos and Shaolin Temple as the highlights of a very long day where we started off taking a train at 7:30 am and ended up in Beijing at 11pm. But, it was a great day. The Shaolin Temple was pretty good but the Grottos are a true marvel. The largest Buddha (empress Wu) standing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must admit I hadn't done much research on this, I had been to Buddha grotto's and caves before, so I was surprised to find that unlike others I had visited this was almost totally carvings rather than caves filled with Buddha statues. The sight was bigger than I expected and the carvings vary from a few inches tall to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The most amazing carving is the largest one depicting Empress Wu Tze Tian (future Buddha). The number of carvings is just awesome and to be able to see something from the Tang dynasty (from 600+ A.D.) is simply amazing. Definitely worthwhile and a must see if one is in Luoyang, in addition to multiple museums.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

AS you walk along the river, each 'hole' has one or many carved Buddahs, minuscule to enormous ! They get better and better until you reach the middle.

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