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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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If you are around the area you need to see it. One of the most amazing things I've seen. Make sure you have enough time to truly enjoy the carvings on the mountain. You can take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are around the area you need to see it. One of the most amazing things I've seen. Make sure you have enough time to truly enjoy the carvings on the mountain. You can take bus 81 back and forth from downtown, it's only 2 yuan each way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and not to be missed if you are close. A fair way to walk but not an issue. The nr 1 place to visit in and around Luoyang.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly amazing. Really lovely setting. Astounding that there is such a special collection of Buddhas carved into a mountainside. Truly a must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though it was freezing cold, the place was worth a visit. Amazing Buddha sculptures in thousands. For those interested in the details, voice guide in English is available via WeChat download. However, I find the presentation a bit slow and boring. Those who don't mind reading, there are guided card at each of the main attractions. Need to climb fair... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a day trip from Xi'an with some girls from the hostel. We didn't see any other Western tourists, which made it a really "authentic" experience. There's quite a bit of walking, so if you're not keen on walking for a few hours (up and down some stairs), then maybe only do a portion of the grottoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first heard of Longmen grottoes when searching for the more famous Shaolin temple. However, I'm glad for the reviews on trip advisor, this attraction alone is worth a trip to Luoyang. The guide Lisa recommended on trip advisor was excellent. She recommended the best way to travel from Zhengzhou was by train, picked us up from the train station... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 25 November 2016

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 23 November 2016

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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