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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 23 September 2018

This would have been a much better experience without the rain. The heavens opened and it poured for the entire time we were there. The steps to see the grottoes were therefore slippery. The view of the stone Buddha from across the river was obscured...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MandyP332
Reviewed 18 September 2018

China will never stops to amaze me ... the more I see of it the more I am impressed! I "did the homework" before coming to this site (read about it and prepared for sightseeing). It is completely different to read about 110.000 Budha figures...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Nen608707
Reviewed 10 September 2018

A place steeped in History . The sandstone carvings are so impressive, you can even walk into the caves to see them up close. A little difficult for those older people but you can still see the wonder of it all as you stroll along...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank martinbirch6215
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Whoever thought the Longmen caves would make a big tourist attraction did everything to disencourage a visit. Big entrance buildings, huge squares, long walkways. From our taxi parking we were forced to walk 2km (!) in scorching sun before we saw a glimpse of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank WimYogya
Reviewed 26 August 2018

There is only one problem with this site, as with so many other landmarks in China and other countries: it is overcrowded.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Agnes K
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Took a day Trip from Xian to here. Driver picked me from airport and drove me to Longmen Grottes. Magnificent view, splendid cravings of the restoration of the Bhudda.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TeoC668
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

An incredible sight, beautiful scenery along the river, nicely preserved and protected caves and statues. A very chill atmosphere. Entered from north gate on west side at around 11am, no crowds, surprisingly quite empty for a Chinese sight such as this one. More people started...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We visited Longmen Grottoes in May on our trip to China. We took a bullet train from Xian and lisa met us at the station. She along with a driver then took us to the Grottoes. LIsa was patient and explained every detail and allowed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Srivatsan S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely don't miss this. It's foreigner friendly and easy to get to from Luoyang. Like many of China's destinations there will be a lot of walking and stairs involved so take the electric car ride. If possible avoid coming in August as the heat and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BigCityTravellah
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We took the HSR from Xi'an to Luoyang Longmen Station. The train ride look about 2hours. Just a note for foreigners taking HSR in China. I will advise to book the ticket online and reach the station much earlier to exchange the tickets. We were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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23 February 2019|
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Response from fdoaguirre57 | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere between 2 & 4 hours depending how quickly you like to walk. Lots of stairs/steps up involved, so you need to rest once in a while
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Response from TeoC668 | Reviewed this property |
Terracotta is well known, just print a picture and show then you going here.