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Longmen Grottoes

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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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All reviews the river west side day trip train station long walk cultural revolution both sides amazing site ticket office the high speed train unesco site electric car public transportation take your time hand carved tang dynasty last stop
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good Day at Longmen Grottoes One night Budha Temple in here. Many Temple Budha. Dinner good taste in here. Good Palace

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank davemM8257TK
Reviewed 12 January 2019

My group of 6 family members took a high speed train from Xian to Luoyang Longmen for a one day Luoyang tour in Dec 2018. We hired Lisa, an English speaking guide who was amazing and made the visit an exceptional experience. She met us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank apsara16
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Many different Budha status but unfortunately many were damaged or destroyed by the young communists during the Cultural Revolution. Still a historic site, a must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CXGTraveler
Reviewed 23 December 2018

Many interesting stone carved small and large buddhist statues along the bank of Yi river. Very impressive is this the tallest statue. There are as many as 100,000 statues within the 2,345 caves, ranging from 1 inch (25 mm) to 57 feet (17 m) in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank keeswolt27
Reviewed 22 December 2018

I wasn't entirely sure what to expect but the enormity of the collection of monuments was fantastic. This is a stretch along a river where the edge of the river is peppered with carved out spaces that have (or had) statues of Buddha in them....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DJ142
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

If you are staying for at least few months in China and willing to see how much diversity this country has to offer, this should be in your ‘must see’ list. One of the three such famous and big grottoes (caves/cave system) in China that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bhuparyatak14
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Anyone who says this place is average or terrible has no idea what he or she is talking about. Of course, it is over commercialized, but you won't find the KFCs, McDonalds, and Starbucks which pollute other sites throughout China and all around the world....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank QingdaoAl
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

This is a must see place steeped in ancient Chinese culture. We are amazed at how detailed the carvings are and the scenery around it

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours walking around the grottoes. It was well worth our time. It is difficult to appreciate the scale of some of the carvings until you stand under them. Our day was cool with some sun and wind. We were lucky...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Private Day Tour of Luoyang Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes Including Lunch. Wow what a trip a very memorable day out. Our driver & guide Peter arrived on time to pick us up at our hotel. Peter's english was very good. When we arrived at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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12 November 2018|
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Response from TeoC668 | Reviewed this property |
Terracotta is well known, just print a picture and show then you going here.
11 November 2018|
Response from BellBoy53 | Reviewed this property |
I'd think either spring or autumn from a temperature perspective. It can get very crowded so you have to take that in to consideration as well.