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3-Day Luoyang Private Tour to White Horse temple, Longmen Grottoes. Luoyang Museum and Tianzi Jialiu Museum

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Overview:

This 3 days classic Luoyang tour including all the essences gives you a great chance to take an exploration of this ancient capital. Apart from the surviving signature sight – Longmen Grottoes, you will also learn more about Luoyang by visiting its local museums in the city and experience the authentic Shaolin Kung Fu in nearby Dengfeng.  

Tour Code

HN3D2N-TZL-955

Duration

3 Days / 2 Nights
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Day 1Luoyang Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Luoyang

Welcome to Luoyang, the capital of Henan Province. You will be picked up by local tour guide in Luoyang airport or train stations, and escorted to check in to your hotel in Luoyang downtown. The rest time is free for you to relax and explore this city of Yellow River.

Day 2Luoyang

Attractions: Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang Museum, Tianzi Jialiu Museum, Luoyang Ancient City
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Luoyang

After breakfast, your guide will take you to visit Longmen Grottoes, which contains the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). The UNESCO World Heritage site is densely scattered on the cliffs of Mount Longmen (West Hill) and Mount Xiangshan (East Mountain) – on two banks of Yi River. West Hill houses the major caves with notable displays of Buddhist sculptures and calligraphic inscriptions.

After the great sightseeing in Longmen Grottoes, drive to Luoyang Museum which shows ancient Luoyang from all perspectives. There are more than 1,000 exhibits dating back to the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618 ~ 907) and even to the earliest prehistoric times (before the 21st century B.C.) in the informative display halls, such as exquisite tri-colored glazed potteries, various bronzeware, ancient clay sculpture, treasured calligraphy and paintings, etc.

Then head to the center of Luoyang to visit Tianzi Jialiu Museum. The burial of the royal horses and chariots that were sacrificed during Eastern Zhou Dynasty is earlier than that of Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Lastly, go to take a leisure walk on the ancient streets of Luoyang Old City. It is a lively place with many old residential buildings, food streets, and delicate shops. Just freely appreciate the splendor of old Luoyang, taste some local snacks or purchase some interesting souvenirs freely.

After the trip, drive back.

Day 3Luoyang Departure

Attractions: White Horse Temple, Shaolin Temple
Meal: Not included

After breakfast, start today’s trip with a visit to White Horse Temple, about 50 minutes’ driving from central downtown. Established in AD 68 of Eastern Han dynasty, White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China with over 1900 years history. Since then, it spreads the Buddhism throughout China and is regarded as the cradle of Chinese Buddhism.

After sightseeing in White Horse Temple, keep driving about 1.5hrs to Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the cradle of Kung Fu. You will visit the grandiose temples and halls, admire stone carving art, learn about Buddhism culture, and observe the daily living and meditation of monks in the temple. Don’t miss the famous Pagoda Forest, the existing largest pagoda forest in China. When an important monk passed away, their cremains or skeleton would be put into the underground palace, and a pagoda will be built on it. The pagoda’s height, size and number of layers will be decided according to the monk’s Buddhism knowledge, reputation and merits and virtues during his lifetime. You will also enjoy a magnificent Kung Fu Show in Shaolin Wushu Hall which is performed by martial monks of Shaolin Temple daily, and usually lasts for about half an hour.

After the Kung Fu experience, drive back to Luoyang or Zhengzhou to catch your train or flight to your next destination.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 2 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned