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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 24 May 2018 via mobile

We did a day trip from Xian via high speed train. A guide was pre-arranged and so he picked us up from train station. The Grottoes is only 10mins drive away from the train station. The area where the Grottoes are is very pretty. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Went to the grottoes on a day trip from Xi'an, very easy to do by train. It takes about 1h30 to get there. Beautiful sightseeing along the river, where you can admire the carving of buddhist statues done more than 1500 years ago. Follow the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FrenchinLisbon
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Place to be visited. Really nice and historical caves. Closer to Luoyang city. You can travel from Xi’an by high speed train.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Albio77
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Beautiful caves at the bank of Yihe River. Guide is required to enjoy all the caves. We were part of tour package. We reached by battery car to the location. At no of places you have to climb. For return we took boat due to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank guptaashok_0511
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Absolutely fascinating place along a pretty river. Tourist services are well developed. Be prepared for lots of stairs, crowds, but truly worth the trip

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dridr
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area this place is a must. Go early in the morning to beat the crowds and you will not be disappointed. One of the most impressive places I’ve visited in China. Also be prepared for lots of steps

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank eimearreen
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing UNESCO heritage listed site. We had an English speaking guide which I think is essential. Lots of stairs. Very interesting! Recommend and you need a couple of hours at least here. Don’t go if it’s hot as you’ll die.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Susanif
Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is one of the best Chinese ancient sights. It's so autentic, built 1500 years ago and recounting a time story about what was going on around, how the dynasties and religion directions has been changing, untill today's protection. I'm impressed how many objects and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Danielvyjel
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the grottoes. You get there and you can buy a ticket to take an electric shuttle up to the entrance. I went on a monday and it was packed with people. So packed it was hard to get good...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank trevelyon
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I went here independently as a solo traveller and loved every aspect of this tourist location. Inexpensive admission and no hard sells. The walks and climbs can be quite onerous and difficult, but with the correct footwear you should be ok. Worth the climb to...More

Date of experience: March 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.