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[1-Day Tour] Longmen Grottoes & Shaolin Temple (Private, no-shopping, depart Xi'an)

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No-Shopping | Private Tour

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Xi'an

Longmen Grottoes | Shaolin Temple

Visit two of Luoyang's most remarkable attractions on this exciting day tour. Explore the Longmen Grottoes, famous for its amazing collection of ancient Buddhist rock carvings, see where Chinese Kung Fu was born and learn more about Zen Buddhism at the legendary Shaolin Temple.

Details

7:00 a.m. Xi'an downtown hotel pickup and drive to Xi'an North train station.

Once there, you will take the 8:30 a.m. high-speed train to Luoyang. (Train tickets are delivered to your hotel in advance).

10:20 a.m. Your driver will pick you up at Luoyang Longmen train station and drive you to your first destination.

11:00 p.m. Longmen Grottoes (Lóngmén Shíkū, 龙门石窟) (about 2 hours)

Luoyang's most revered Buddhist site and popular tourist attraction, the Longmen Grottoes or "Dragon's Gate Grottoes", lie twelve kilometers (7.5 mi) to the south of the city center. Separated by the Yi River are Xiang Shan (eastern bank) and Longmen Shan (western bank), two mountains riddled with thousands of caves and niches featuring some of China's most spectacular rock carvings and inscriptions. Work on the carvings began in the Northern Wei Dynasty (471-499 AD) and continued over the Sui Dynasty (581–619 AD) well into the Tang Dynasty (618-690 AD). There are plenty of nooks and crannies to poke your head/camera into, but there are five spots that shouldn't be missed: Guyang Cave, Binyang Cave, Wanfo Cave, Lotus Cave and Fengxian Temple.

1:30 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant

3:00 p.m. Shaolin Temple (Shǎolín Sì, 少林寺) (about 2.5 hours)

Henan's Shaolin Temple is located approximately 85 km (53 mi) southwest of Zhengzhou's downtown area. Established in 520 AD by Indian monk, Tamo, the temple is dedicated to the study of Chan (sometimes called Zen or Ch'an) Buddhism and the mastery of martial arts-the variety of which has inspired the making of more than 170 movies, including a number of Hollywood flops.

5:30 p.m. Drive back to the train station to catch the 7:50 p.m. high-speed train back to Xi'an.

9:35 p.m. Your driver will pick you up at the train station and take you to your Xi'an hotel.


Please note:

-To request a tailor-made on this tour, please make a note in the "additional request" section while booking online or inform us by email at thingstodo@ctrip.com.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

-English-speaking tour guide

-Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in the details

-Train ticket: Xi'an-Luoyang-Xi'an

What is excluded?

-Personal expenses, optional items and anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1. Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 4 and 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee (applied on per order basis). If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee. Besides the cancellation fee, penalties from airlines or train companies apply if air or train tickets are issued.

2. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. Please call Susan (13891966219) for any urgency.

3. Only credit card payments will be accepted. Once payment has cleared, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If credit card payment does not clear, your booking will automatically be canceled. In order to process your payment smoothly, we highly recommend you inform your credit card bank about this transaction in advance.

4. Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions. However, in such cases, Ctrip shall not change any services that have already been booked.

5. If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6. All listed meals are Chinese food. Please notify us ahead of time for any dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, kosher, etc.).

7. Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.