This short stay tour are suitable for those visitors who have limited time but with great interests to Chinese culture. Luoyang Longmen Grottoes and Songshan Shaolin Temple are both UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in Henan.
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin Temple, Shaolin Kung Fu performance
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In the early morning, our driver will pick you up in Beijing with a welcome signage "Beijing Private Tour" and transferred to Beijing West Railway Station to take the highspeed train to Luoyang. It will take about 3 hours. Upon arrival, the local tour guide will pick you up from Luoyang railway station.
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After lunch, drive you to pay a visit for UNESCO World Cutural Heritage Site - Longmen Grottoes. The Longmen Grottoes, located on bothsides of the Yi River to the south of the ancient capital of Luoyang, Henan province, comprise more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1km long stretch. These contain almost 110,000 Buddhist stone statues, more than 60 stupas and 2,800 inscriptions carved on steles. Luoyang was the capital during the late Northern Wei Dynasty and early Tang Dynasty, and the most intensive period of carving dates from the end of the 5th century to the mid-8th century. The earliest caves to be carved in the late 5th and early 6th centuries in the West Hill cliffs include Guyangdong and the Three Binyang Caves, all containing large Buddha figures. Yaofangdong Cave contains 140 inscription recording treatments for various diseases and illnesses. Work on the sculpture in this cave continued over a 150 year period, illustrating changes in artistic style.
At end of the tour, you will be taken to your hotel in Luoyang city.
In the morning, our Luoyang local guide will meet you at your hotel around 8:30am.
The activity for today is visiting Shaolin Temple. Drive about 1.5 hours to Shaolin Temple, which is about 80km away from Luoyang. Shaolin Temple is china's famous temple, and Chan sect. It is located at
the foot of Shaoshi Mountain and got its name from its location.
Shaolin Temple has a reputation for its Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Kongfu,
the main attraction of Shaolin Temple. Learning Chinese Kungfu in
Shaolin Temple is regarded as one of Top 10 Things to Do in China.
Shaolin Temple was built for Indian monk Patuo in 495, or 19 of the Yaihe year in the Northern Wei Dynasty by Xiaowen Emperor. It was built on the hills. In the period of its great prosperity, seven buildings lined the central line of the temple, but in the war among warlords in the early 20th century, some main buildings were burnt by Shisanyou, including the Hall of Heavenly King, the Abbot's room and the Hall for preaching the Buddhist doctrines and the Bell Tower and many precious Buddhist sutras pugilism charts were destroyed as well. In the late 20th century, Shaolin Temple was rebuilt to old system.
Lunch is arranged at Shaolin Temple to try the temple food.
After lunch, you have chance to enjoy the Shaolin Kungfu Performance, is performed by the professional performance team from Shaolin Tagou Wushu School.
Information of Chinese Kungfu: Chinese is a general designation of Chinese Wushu and Gongfu, a culture developed from the long practice in life and the knowledge of the body. It's a traditional precious heritage, and at the same time a special sport of great value.
There are two kinds of Chinese kung fu: external and internal. It is said that in external kungfu, you exercise your tendons, bones, and skin; in internal kung fu, you train your spirit, your qi (vitality), and your mind.
With China's reform, Chinese Gongfu has spread over the world. To promote its development worldwide, the Olympic Committee has included Chinese Wushu in the events of the 2000 Sydney Olymipcs.
When you finish the Chinese Kungfu Performance, will drive you to Zhengzhou train station to take the high-speed train for Beijing. Upon your arrival in Beijing, our driver will pick you at the exit of train station, transfer to your hotel/apartment in Beijing downtown.
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