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Beijing-Luoyang Three Day Tour (By Train)

Highlights:

•You will visit the legendary Shaolin Temple, reputed to be the “No.1 Temple under heaven”. included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2010, Shaolin Temple embraces many exciting attractions, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Shaolin Temple Martial Art Training Center. The temple, still active, features monks that live and train within the temple

•Explore the ancient sculptures in the Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World ehritage Site and one of the most important centers of Chinese Buddhism.

(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Package Price

Price is based on the time of travel and number of customers. Please inquire through the form on the left side of the page, we'll quote the best price we can get. As this tour package involves domestic transfers, the package price will vary from time to time because of the changing airfares and hotel rates.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Tour code:
P-BJLUOYANG

Day 1 : Beijing-Luoyang (by train)


At about 10pm your English-speaking guide and driver will come to pick you up from your partment and drive you to Beijing West Railway Station. At the station you will catch the overnight train to Luoyang, home to the Shaolin Temple and their monks.

Day 2 : Luoyang (B, L)


Upon your arrival you will be met by your local English-speaking guide and driver. After breakfast we will travel to the 1,500 year old Shaolin Monastery, the birthplace of Kung Fu-the original form of all martial arts. This temple is situated at the western edge of the Songshan Mountains. Shaolin Temple embraces many exciting attractions, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Shaolin Temple Martial Art Training Center.

In the Thousand Buddhas Hall, you can still see the footprints of the monks stamped on the floor-a reminder of the intensity of their practice. Here, you will be treated to a live two-hour Kung Fu demonstration performed by the Grandmasters and monks.

After our tour of the Shaolin Temple we will head to the nearby grottoes of Longmen. The grottoes contain one of the three most important Buddhist sculptures and carvings in China. The Longmen Grottos enjoy a good location where two mountains confront each other between which flows the Yihe River. Carved from a solid rock mountain over 1,500 years ago, the site has over 2,345 caves and more than 100,000 statues of Buddha. Chinese noblemen sponsored the creation of most of these statues, ranging in height from miniature (1 inch high) to gigantic (57 ft.) The Longmen Grottos are of great value in world sculpture history, and it has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

After our visit to the Longmen Grottoes you will be taken to the train station and you will take the overnight train back to Beijing.

Day 3 : Luoyang-Beijing (by train)


Upon arrival at Beijing West Railway Station (at about 6:30am) you will be met by your guide and driver. They will drive you back to your hotel, thus ending the tour.

Flight Information

Beijing-Luoyang: K269 21:42-06:51 or 1363 21:48-07:24

Luoyang-Beijing: K270 20:20-05:57 or T232 22:48-06:22


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