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Luoyang Travel Guide

Luoyang is located along the high speed rail line between Beijing and Xi'an. It takes about 4 hours by fast train from Beijing to reach it, or about 1 hour from Xi'an.

Luoyang is famous for the Shaolin Temple, home of the Kungfu practicing monks. Luoyang is also well known for the Longmen Grottos, larger than life sculptures carved into a mountainside.

For most visitors, one or two nights along the way will give enough time to see these major sights. The Luoyang Museum has some excellent displays of relics from the area. Also popular is the White Horse Temple and the Zhongyue Taoist Temple. Luoyang's old town is not too special if you are already going to Xi'an or Pingyao.
We recommend a centrally located hotel, then you can stroll the neighborhood in the evening, have some dinner and people watch.


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Luòyáng tours
1 day
This day trip is packed full of historical and religious significance. Your first stop, the Longmen Grottoes, are a sight to behold, both from the outside and within! Despite the ‘long men’ (huge statues of Buddha and his disciples) who welcome you on your arrival, ‘Long Men’ is actually Chinese, not English! The name translates as ‘Dragon’s Gate’. The White Horse Buddhist...

Luòyáng tours
2 days
Don’t miss out of a single Luoyang attraction with this two-day tour. Your first day will be all about places of historical and religious significance. You’ll start at the awe-inspiring Longmen Grottoes, and wrap up your day at the fascinating White Horse Buddhist Temple. The second day of your trip will be action-packed – literally! Your visit to the Shaolin Temple will be...

Luòyáng tours
3 days
This three day Luoyang tour takes in all the sights of the area. We can customize it, add hotels and train tickets as you might require. Special features include a Kungfu lesson at the Shaolin Temple. Optionally we can arrange a night at the hotel inside the Shaolin Temple, which gives Kungfu enthusiasts maximum opportunity to observe and participate.

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