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Longmen Mountain

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Address: Bank of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000, China
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A Sight To Be Marvelled At

The Longmen Mountains and Grottoes is in Henan Province , China. It is about 12 km south of Luoyang City, facing the Yi River. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

The Longmen Mountains and Grottoes is in Henan Province , China. It is about 12 km south of Luoyang City, facing the Yi River. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site. There thousands of Buddha statues and His Deciples sculptured and chiseled in the grottoes of The Longmen Mountains. These statues range from as small as... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Well justified as one of the most impressive historical and famous Buddhist site in all china. You need a taxi or to join a tour to get here, but its not to be missed

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

We visited Longmen by Sept 2015. We took public bus from Luoyang center take about 40 mins, bus fare only RMB2/way to come here. The entrance ticket cost RMB120 for adult price. We spend 5 hours here. So many attraction here. There are some convenience store inside it but most of them selling ice cream. Be prepared for lot of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

definitely a highlight of my trip - be prepared to walk hundreds (& hundreds of steps) - allow 3 or 4 or more hours - worth adding to your itinerary - so much history and amazing carvings (still in good condition)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

A great day out exploring this historical monument. I wouldn't suggest going a long way out of your way to get here, but if you're near Luoyang (or have been to the Shaolin Temple nearby) it's worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Its still looking beautiful. The statues are amazing to look at. I recommand this trip but be aware you will climb hundrends of stairs!

Thank Martin P
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

The huge statues at the top of the long staircase is absolutely amazing to see, the history of this site is so interesting. You think the Grottoes are amazing along the way but when you get to this -wow. Make sure you have your camera, people didn't mind taking turns taking their photos in front of this enormous feat of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

amazing walking up to the main statues having seen so many smaller Buddha along the way. Great view from the river when we took the boat back

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Somerset, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

I have been here many times and you see something different every time. The government has done a good job modernizing this area. When your looking in some of these caves you can see some of the original paint used. This will require a lot of walking and stair climibing. At the end of the tour there are many nick... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

Less is more. The tour need not continue across the river. What is signicant is on the main side. One must appreciate the fact that the statues were an ongoing effort generation after generation.

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