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Longmen Grottoes

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, carvings and statues.
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Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District | Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, 471000, Luoyang, Henan, Luoyang 471000, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a magnificent set of grottoes with thousands of buddy statues. One can see the differences between the styes as the grottoes were carved over centuries. They are much more interesting than Disney like Shaolin place for persons looking for real monuments of the...More

Thank ATY39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Longmen Grottoes is a must see!! It is far more accessible than some of the other grottoes, such as Mogao Grotto in Gansu, so don’t miss this opportunity if you are in Luoyang. There are many caves with desecrated or destroyed statues ( from anti-Buddhist...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many caves in Longmen. The most impressive one was the huge one whose model was the only female emperor in Chinese history, Wu Zetian. There is a river under the hill. The other two famous caves in China do not have this.

Thank xingwanlilu
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could be forgiven for thinking you were India if you visit the Longmen Caves. It's certainly unique amongst anything I've ever seen in China and very like the stone carving I more associate with India. Getting to the caves is very easy. Take the...More

2  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Longmen Grottoes are amazing and well worth the visit. Then towards the end there is the big Buddha to check out. Amazing history.

Thank Aussies10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lot of ancient caves with Buddha Statues. It was a very scenic place with the river and the ancient caves. So many Buddhists visit this place. It was really a nice experience.

Thank Achini M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited both these caves, and the Yungang caves, and I still cannot say which ones I like more. be ready to walk quite a bit on the site, if you plan to visit all the caves, so allow yourself around 3h to visit the...More

1  Thank Ana L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a golf buggy from the ticket office to the site on the banks of the Yi River and I would highly recommend doing this. In all, we visited 5 of the caves or grottoes to see the ancient stone art and statues of...More

1  Thank Joan0452013
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is one of the landmarks in Luoyang. It would be more impressive if the statues hadn't been damaged but this is a part of history and it is also interesting to see what happened. I've been twice and might come back again. If you...More

1  Thank pacobp101
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We did not intend to visit at first but we did and strongly recommend it. More that 10000 of all sizes and forms. Beautiful scenery.

1  Thank mercedes c
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Response from Harold T | Reviewed this property |
Since you are travelling with a 4 year old, I think it's more convenient to have a guide who will also drive you safely to all the places you want to visit. 1,000 RMB is too much and can be done for less. Just ask my former... More
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Response from WonderWorldinUK | Reviewed this property |
Jan, I think it may be possible but I cannot be sure. The battery operated cars took people from the quiet side of the valley to the bus station so nothing to stop them to go the opposite way (not sure they are flexible... More
30 March 2017|
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Response from krida802000 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea about this. But for the World Heritage site is a part of business. Most of them open everyday. Please visit the world heritage website.