The Longmen Grottoes at Luoyang are one of China's 56 recognized UNESCO world heritage sites. If you have 1-2 days extra to travel from Xi'an, we highly recommend you take this trip.
Please note: Train tickets to the bullet train are included in this tour price, please make sure you add all travelers' passport details when booking. Your hotel details are also required in order for us to send you the tickets in advance.
D1: Xi'an to Luoyang Take a morning train from Xi'an to Luoyang station. Your local tour guide will meet you at Luoyang statiton no later than 12:30 (final details will be confirmed after booking). You will first go visit the Longmen Grottoes - the most famose site in Hennan province! Take a round trip with battery car to explore the area of the grottoes and the ancient caves. Transfer to your hotel for check in and a free evening. Over night at the Hyatt Palace (Standard Room) or similar, according to availability upon booking.
D2: Luoyang - Dengfeng Shaolin Temple -Luoyang - Xi’an Start your say after breakfast and check out, you will first drive to explore the White Horse Temple to learn about local tradition and history. Then visit Dengfeng Shaolin Temple and watch the local monks (of all ages) practice the martial arts of Kong fu. Here too, a round trip battery car is included.
If time permits, you will also walk through the pagoda forest. Then drive back to Luoyang and take the bullet train back to Xi'an Please Note: Transfer to and from Xi'an station is not included in tour price and it is suggested to arrive at the train station 30 minutes before train's departure time.
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