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Shaolin Temple

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“martial arts”(48 reviews)
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This is a famous martial arts monastery, the birthplace of both kung fu and Zen Buddhism
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Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a bus from Zhengzhou Dong train station to Dengfeng New bus station (登封汽车客运总站)(34RMB) then took the bus no.8 which park inside bus station to Shaolin temple (5RMB). The no.8 bus stop and park in front of Shaolin temple, so you can take the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a long ride from the city and the crazy drivers along the way make for some entertaining people watching. I would recommend letting someone else drive. We had about 3 hours at the site and everyone wished that we had budgeted more time....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my second visit to the Shaolin Temple in order to travel to Fujian Province and attend the 5th World Buddhist Forum.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on my husbands bucket list and he wasn't disappointed. It was interesting to see large groups of boys practicing Kung Fu. There was a show that showcased the abilities of some of the students. Pretty impressive. The Pagoda forest was the highlight for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DeniseReaves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I travelled from Xi’an and stayed a night in Luoyang before heading to Shaolin the next morning. Arrived at Luoyang Bus Station about 6.30am and bought my bus ticket (19yuan) at one of the counters telling them I’m heading for Shaolin Temple. Went on to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shun821
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fascinating ancient place. Temples, fierce Guardians and Buddhas, and we even spotted the head abbot retreating to his pagoda. The Kung Fu demonstration was amazing. There are about 10,000 young people training in martial arts in the vicinity of Shaolin. A very interesting day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Irene G
Reviewed 5 November 2018

What a fantastic place to visit. Beautiful scenery throughout the entire complex. Very peaceful and serene place to visit. The temple complex is extraordinary, as is the pagoda forest. The history of the place is fascinating to hear. The absolute highlight was watching a performance,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Nice place, really really big but nothing extraordinary. The best part for me was the kids show where the children attending the Shaolin school get to display there skills which were just simply amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WL911
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Wendy arranged this very interesting and enjoyable day for us. The Longmen Grotto and its role in history was fascinating. We learned quite a bit of the history and pivotal role of the region in Chinese civilization. Likewise was the Shaolin temple grounds and show....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We came from Zhengzhou. It is an hour and half drive. Wow, just wow. We visited the temple and the pagoda forest since we had limited time. It was great and must see if you’re into history and enjoy architecture. While you walk towards the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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shun821
18 September 2018|
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Response from TeoC668 | Reviewed this property |
You can contact my Guide, she has a good driver that picks us up at Longmen Name Rosa Tel: +86 135 1916 9439 Not sure the driver speaks English cos we communicate in Mandarin but Rosa speaks good English
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shun821
18 September 2018|
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Please contact this driver who doesn’t speak any English but you can download offline google translate. He is very honest guy. I don’t know his number but here’s his WeChat id: wxid_f6h36dpgw8tx21 I knew him from Lisa whom... More
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Patryk D
1 April 2018|
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Response from Balaia315 | Reviewed this property |
I would like to help you but I had some friends taking me there on a private car! Beautiful place to visit.
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