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Longmen Grottoes

Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District | Banks of Yihe River, Luolong District, 471000, Luoyang, Henan, Luoyang 471000, China
0379-5981342
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Early Chinese Buddhist cave art is represented by well-preserved pagodas, carvings and statues.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (85 reviews)
“west side” (21 reviews)
“day trip” (26 reviews)
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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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"the river"
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"west side"
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"day trip"
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"train station"
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"long walk"
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"both sides"
in 21 reviews
"amazing site"
in 10 reviews
"cultural revolution"
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"ticket office"
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"the high speed train"
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"rock face"
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"unesco site"
in 9 reviews
"buddha sculptures"
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"tang dynasty"
in 13 reviews
"take your time"
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"tens of thousands"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank BigCityTravellah
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful , calm and clean place. We visited it in the afternoon. It was very hot but trees provide some shadow. Don’t forget to take sunscreen. There are several places that sell water.

Thank Silron
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly amazing place showcasing religion, politics and social. Take a bus there, it's efficient and as smooth running as a taxi from my experience.

Thank jccgt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a private guide and took the train from Xi'an for a day trip. Next time I'd probably overnight here. It is an amazing site and stunning work. We took the shuttle to and from the site and in this extreme heat and shortened...More

Thank CydDesMoines_Iowa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We adored it: it’s a place to visit absolutely. It’s well organized and even if it’s crowded you can enjoy it and take your time to take some good pictures. In summer time is very hot so bring some water with you or buy some...More

Thank Sam_GiTri
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

If you are in Xi'an Province it is very convenience to take a bullet train to Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang. The location was equipped with buggy, ferry rides and shops. What will you witness was years of dedications and faith of an individual to carve the...More

Thank John K
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We tried to book a tour from Xian since it is only 1 and half hour speed train to Longmen Grottoes station but it was really expensive, some were about $500, including train and entrance tickets. I found Lisa's contact (woaibaby0918@163.com) in a few Trip...More

1  Thank MariaBasualdo1
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The grottos are beautiful, but book a private tour guide if you want a guided tour in English. The tourist area supplies audio guides and personal guides on site for rent, but both only in Chinese. You only need half a day there to see...More

Thank Marie B
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Paul P
20 June 2018|
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Response from Soozee | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are peony stones (peony jade).
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Maria9444
2 May 2018|
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Response from trav4go2 | Reviewed this property |
Got to agree with Kuodo C. Don't think would get to enjoy the detail and workmanship if looking late in the day, and other than the larger carvings I didn't see any lighting. If your schedule could be re-arranged I would... More
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whiteraven888
1 April 2018|
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Response from kuodoc | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we stayed in Luoyang. But I supposed it is alright to do a day trip from Zhengzhou. Highspeed train from Zhengzhou is only around 2hrs. You can take a bus or cab from Longmen Luoyang train station when you arrived. You... More
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