Journey to Birthplace of China and Kung Fu
2-Day Luoyang and Shaolin Temple Tour from Beijing
This 2-day Luoyang and Shaolin Temple tour from Beijing is designed for travelers who are interested in Chinese history, culture, and Chinese kung fu.
Luoyang, a city with a history of 4,000 years, was the capital city of 13 Chinese dynasties over 3,000 years. It is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Although it is not as famous as Beijing and Xi'an, it is an important city, particularly for early Chinese history and culture.
You just need the equivalent of a weekend break and bullet train tickets to go back to the flourishing age of ancient China and to visit the legendary Shaolin Temple.
Tour 'Wow' Points
See Art Enlightened by the Serenity of the Buddha
Visit one of the top four grottoes of China. Be amazed by the incredible grotto art dating back to more than 1,500 years ago. Catch the magnificent view of the grottoes illuminated at sunset.
Enjoy a Kung Fu Show in the Legendary Shaolin Temple
Visit the Shaolin Temple, which is the birthplace and home of Chinese kung fu. Experience the culture of Zen and the spirit of Chinese kung fu.
Experience a Chinese Version of "Tomb Raider"
Visit Luoyang Ancient Tomb Museum and go underground to witness the exquisite sculptures, murals, and coffins. Experience the mysterious burial culture of the ancient China.
Immerse Yourself in the China of Millenia Ago
Feel the atmosphere of early Chinese history in the capital of 13 early dynasties. The beautiful ancient city gate and the busy streets with traditional buildings tell of Luoyang’s past glory.
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Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Plan A: Take a bullet train starting at 09:22 from Beijing. Arrival in Luoyang at 13:32. Meet your local guide in Luoyang at the train station. Tour the Longmen Grottoes in the afternoon. Then enjoy a night tour including Lijing Ancient City Gate and Luoyang Old Town..
Plan B: Take a bullet train at 10:45 from Beijing. Arrival in Luoyang at 14:42. Meet your local guide in Luoyang at the train station. Tour the Longmen Grottoes in the afternoon. Stay to enjoy the magnificent view when the grottoes are lit up at sunset
Choose a plan and we'll customize it according to your interests.
Visit Luoyang Ancient Tomb Museum in the morning and then head for Shaolin Temple, which will take about 1½ hours by car.
Tour Shaolin Temple including the Pagoda Forest and an exciting kung fu show performed by the monks.
You will be transferred to Zhengzhou Train Station. Take the bullet train departing at 19:59 back to Beijing.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.