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Shaolin Temple


 
少林寺   For centuries, orange-robe-clad Buddhist monks have trained day and night to study kungfu inside the ancient walls of the Shaolin Temple. Nestled in the lush Song Mountains, the Shaolin Temple was founded in the fifth century as a shrine for Mahayana Buddhists. Amongst the leafy courtyards and colorful prayer halls you will discover the secrets of the Shaolin Monks such as the ‘finger punching tree’, where one tree’s trunk is peppered with small holes from monks practicing “one finger punches”. A trip to this temple is not complete without a stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Pagoda Forest, an open courtyard blanketed by hundreds of stone pagodas.

Average time for this activity (in hrs):   3

Opening hours:   8:00am until 5:00pm with last admission at 5:00pm




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1 day
Visit the Shaolin Temple near Luoyang and have an immersive Kungfu day. We pick you up and return you to your hotel in Luoyang on this private no shopping tour. Your time is maximized at the Shaolin Temple complex, with a tour, Kungfu show and Kungfu lesson.

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