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Address: Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
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This is a famous martial arts monastery, the birthplace of both kung fu and...

This is a famous martial arts monastery, the birthplace of both kung fu and Zen Buddhism

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Shaolin Kung Fu Experience Private Day Tour

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Temple and Show

An hour drive outside Luoyang. Worth a visit for the martial arts, religion temple and forest of burials.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well the truth is Shaolin Temple has turned to a company. It's too commercial and got a CEO! They got overseas branch's in expensive cities. To take picture with monks they might ask you for money. We had to pay around 13usd. But the hill near Temple is great, you can climb it to top which is buddhidarhma statue and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An hour drive outside Luoyang. Worth a visit for the martial arts, religion temple and forest of burials.

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Thank 729dewetb
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Getting to the temple is quite easy by public transportation. I took the bus from Luoyang central bus station. A tip: get your hotel write down the bus number/route. This really make things a lot easier. I'm not completely sure, but I think it was a 1.5~2hrs drive. At the temple entrance there were a lot of English speaking guides... More 

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India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Shaolin Temple which is around 1 hr drive from Zhengzhou City in Henan Province of China. Beautiful landscape, historical temples. The greatest attraction is Kung Fu Show. The vegetarian food is also must try. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to the temple.

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Thank Anil G
China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I kind of knew what to expect but wanted to visit the temple anyway since I was in the area. The location of the temple is fantastic, surrounded by mountains. Pity there was enough haze to block that out. The martial arts show by students is nice because it is realistic. One of the guys succeeded only in the third... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The Shaolin Temple is immensely popular with Chinese tour groups and families. This place will be crowded with people whenever you come, making it seem like a bit of a tourist circus. The bad news doesn't end there. The temple was badly damaged at various points in history and much of it only dates to the last 20 to 30... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The temple was described online as the best in Henan but it was actually a dirty dump. The path was dusty and also there was only one bathroom in the area that was called a five-star restroom but it was a fake and it charged you real money

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The Shaolin Temple is located at Snow Mountain in Dengfeng County, Hennan Province. It is quite a distance from Zhengzhou, the capital of Hennan. Can be reached by bus and taxi. The entrance fee is ¥100 and you also have for the cable rides if you want the mountain sceneries. The place is now very commercialised and the chief abbot... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the temples during a month of prayer. Vegetarian restaurant for meals. Good basic food with the expectation of quick turn over. Toilets terrible, take plenty of tissues with you. Was raining a lot during our time there which did not help. Overall very awe inspiring when you realise 500 monks residing on site. Note the plaque with name of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

As a Chinese, I grew up watching the movie Shaolin Temple. As such it's a must-do for me when I am in Luoyang. I took the direct bus from the bus station opposite Luoyang Train Station and it cost just 20CNY. When entering the bus station, just ignore all the touts and go straight to the counter. Tell the counter... More 

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