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Xian Luoyang Grottoes Day Tour by High-Speed Train: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple

From $169 per person

Tour Style:
This private tour will take you travel to Luoyang by train from Xi'an to Luoyang to visit the highlights in Luoyang,Shaolin Temple and the Longmen Grottoes.

Duration: 8 hours

Attractions:
Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in xian down town, Xian international airport, Xian train station, Xian bus station

Finishing point:
The place where you live in Xian down town, Xian international airport, Xian train station. Xian bus station

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Xi'an
  • Today's Activities: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

In the morning, our local Xi'an tour guide will pick you up at the exit of Xi'an train station (Xianyang International airport/Xi'an bus station) or your hotel lobby in Xi'an downtown, you will find a welcome signage "Xi'an Private Tour". And then you will take train with our xian local tour guide to the Xi'an North Railway Station to Luoyang. It will costs 2 hours to get there.

Upon arrival in Luoyang Longmen Train Station, take you to Shaolin Temple directly. Shaolin Temple is situated at Shaoshi Mountain in the west of Songshan Mountain ranges, in Dengfeng City, Henan Province. Against the backdrop of Wuru Peak of Shaoshi Mountain, it is surrounded with forests and hills as its natural defense. The "Shao" in "Shaolinsi" refers to "Shaoshi Mountain"; lin means "forest" and si "temple". The name of Shaolin Temple literally means "temple in the woods of Shaoshi Mountain". 

Shaolin Temple was built Taihe year Beiwei dynasty (495), 32 years after the famous India monk putidamo came to Shaolin Temple to teach Chanzong. Damo was called "The Ancester of Chinese Buddism Chanzong". Shaolin Temple is called "The Ancester Family of Chanzong". Most of the buildings in Shaolin Temple were built in Ming or Qing dynasty, the whole temple is about 30 thousand square meters. 

The Highlight of Shaolin Temple

Unique Architecture and Shaolin Kungfu
The Buddha palace in the temple is amazing, there are colorful paintings on east, west and north wall and they were painted in Ming dynasty. The famous buildings in the temple like Mountain door, Fangzhang room, Damo ting, White coloth palace, Dizang palace, Tianwang palace, Chuzu temple, Damo cave, Erzu temple, Faru tower, Tongguang tower were built in tang dynasty, Fahua tower were built in Wudai dynasty and Yuangong tower were built in Yuan dynasty. 

Shaolin Kungfu refers to the traditional cultural system that has formed in the particular Buddhist cultural environment in Shaolin Temple of Songshan Mountain over long history. It is based on a belief in the supernatural power of Buddhism and fully reflects the wisdom of Chan Buddhism. The martial arts practiced by monks in the Shaolin Temple are its major form of expression. It encompasses complete technical and theoretical system, with martial arts and techniques as its major form of expression, and Buddhism belief and Chan wisdom as the cultural connotation. 

Shaolin Kungfu is presented with the movement of the human body such as attack, defense and wrestling as its core and the series as its basic units. Series are made up of a group of movements. The design and arrangements of these movements are based on the medical knowledge of ancient China and conforms to the rule of movement of the human body. 

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After that, have lunch at the local restaurant, (if you are a vegan, feel free to let your tour guide know, your thoughtful tour guide will lead you to the local vegetarian diet, like the buddhist monk in Shaolin Temple and give you good recommendations).

In the afternoon, drive you back to the Luoyang down town to explore the Longmen Grottoes. The Longmen Grottoes are 12.5 kilometers away from the southern suburbs of Luoyang in Henan Province, central China, and is between the cliffs of the Longmen Canyon. As Mount Xiang (east) and Mount Longmen (west) face off here and the Yi River flows between the mountains from south to north, it looks like a natural door and was called “Yijue” in ancient times. People began to call it “Longmen” after Luoyang was established during the Sui Dynasty because the city gate of Luoyang was facing the “Yijue.” The Longmen Grottoes cover the one-kilometer-long precipices on the both sides of Yi River.

The Longmen Grottoes along with the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang in Gansu Province, as well as the Yungang Grottoes in Datong of Shanxi Province are considered as the three treasure houses of China’s ancient Buddhist grotto art and have a very high historical value and artistic value. The beautiful and wonderful workmanship of Buddhist statues in the Longmen Grottoes fully reflect the wisdom and skills of laborers in ancient China.

The Highlight Of Longmen Grottoes

Fine Statue

It have a total of 2,345 niches for Buddha, more than 2,800 inscriptions, more than 40 Buddhist pagodas and more than 100,000 statues in the more than 2,100 caves. The biggest Buddhist statue is more than 17.1 meters high while the smallest is only two centimeters high.


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After finishing your tour in Luoyang, you are transferred back to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. Then you take the late afternoon high-speed train back to Xian ( less than two hours). 

Some useful tips for you to purchase train ticket:
Xi'an to Luoyang Train Schedule

Train No.
Departs
ArrivesDistanceDurationSeat Fares

G1911

G1914

Xi'an North

06:23

Luoyang 

Longmen

08:05

380km1h 42min      /

G1545

G1548

Xi'an North

07:20

Luoyang 

Longmen

08:53

380km1h 53min
      /

G1897

G1900

Xi'an North

07:35

Luoyang 

Longmen

09:08

380km1h 33min      / 

G2002

Xi'an North

08:20

Luoyang 

Longmen

10:17

380km1h 57min      /

G1893

G1896

Xi'an North

08:36

Luoyang 

Longmen

10:39

380km
2h 3min
      / 

Luoyang to Xi'an Train Schedule

Train No.
Departs
ArrivesDistanceDurationSeat Fares

G1281

G1284

Luoyang 

Longmen

15:59


Xi'an North

17:56


380km1h 57min     /

G1894

G1895

Luoyang 

Longmen

16:49


Xi'an North

18:39


380km1h 50min
¥174

G1902

G1903

Luoyang 

Longmen

17:17


Xi'an North

18:45


380km1h 28min¥174

G1924

G1925

Luoyang 

Longmen

17:27


Xi'an North

17:01


380km1h 34min¥174

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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