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Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang

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Admire ancient statues at the World Heritage Site of Longmen Grottoes, one of the world's premier sites for Chinese Buddhist artwork. Spanning both sides of the Yi River, the complex features niches and caves carved directly into the cliff faces along the banks. Explore this extensive network, with more than 2,300 chambers in all, and marvel at its array of Buddhist statues, shrines, and temples, as well as all sorts of religious inscriptions cut into the limestone rock. You'll find several sets of main grottoes home to intricate statues and carvings that date back to the complex's origins in the late fifth century CE. Don't miss the massive main statues in the western portion of the site, which tower over visitors from their position above three long staircases. Plan to see Longmen Grottoes and other attractions that appeal to you using our Luoyang vacation planning website.
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  • During my February 2022 visit they required a green arrow, the green QR code from a Chinese government pandemic prevention (screenshots for the programs in my last picture) and a negative nucleic... 
    During my February 2022 visit they required a green arrow, the green QR code from a Chinese government pandemic prevention (screenshots for the programs in my last picture) and a negative nucleic...  more »
  • This was one of my favourite experiences and finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and a tribute to the ancient China that attained inner.....  more
    This was one of my favourite experiences and finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and a tribute to the ancient China that attained inner.....  more »
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  • One of the most amazing Places I've ever visited in my life. It's breath taking and unbelievable.
  • The best scenic spot in the best city in the Chinese Central Plain, for my point of view. Stayed in Luoyang for one month in 2014 while my mom was hospitalized and my fiancee stayed with us there. Really love the city and its numerous historical sites and the kind and nice residents there. If it were not for the air pollution, I would have relocated and stayed there for long. Miss each day there!

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