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“Budda spirit lives carved in stone here”
Review of Longmen Mountain

Longmen Mountain
Ranked #2 of 94 things to do in Luoyang
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Budda spirit lives carved in stone here!
So many stone buddas are here. Amazing!
And so many visitors.. Choose a right day of a week to visit

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

I do love the scenery of Longmen mountain especially with the river gives you lovely breeze and the boat rides, but be careful once you on the boat ride, make sure that they go back to the Buddha statues or the mountain.
The Buddhas in the caves are gorgeous especially the ones with lots of steps. Disabled people need attention since it is steep, make sure to go on side rails, but this is the only one should not be neglected.
There are benches by the river or gift shops which you could have a light picnic or snack time. On the other side cross over the bridge, there is a temple with also steeper steps - visit the place to give a prayer or enjoy the view.
Going back to town you need to check the bus schedule or know cab charges.
I love Longmen mountain, the train station and the surroundings.

1  Thank tacolasvegas
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Long Men grottoes are the main attraction in Luoyang and stretch on both sides of the river, although there are about 10 major ones on the main bank. Very impressive. Follow with a visit to the Luoyang museum.
Warning: a lot of steps.

1  Thank frenchteddywww
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

At a distance of about 25 kms from Luoyang, you come upon this place with a lake, a humble river and hills on both sides of water. Yoy definitely need an English speaking intepretor to explain to you all needful information (but please make sure that she talks not that quick her Chinese - english, so that you may absorb most of what she offers).
The main idea is that within these 1000 years, most of the emperors contributed in engraving miniatures to big size Budha statues in the rocks of the hill side. You need to climb up a few or a lot of stairs, so be brave when visiting the place. There is also the dragon bridge on the lake and a monastery on the hill at the other side of water with "monkees" (she meant monks, I think..).
The carving started when Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei dynasty moved the capital to Luoyang. Then the dynasties of Eastern Wei, Western Wei, Northern Qi, Sui, tang and Song followed for more than 400 years. All in all there are 2,345 caves with more than 100,000 statues and over 2800 inscriptions.
There were one or 2 emperors who thought that Budhish way of living was somehow harmful for their sovereign and destroyed quite a lot of statues on the hill.
The day we visited the place, the atomsphere was warm, humid and so heavily polluted that the sun seemed stuck on the sky like a dull biscuit...
It actually was much alike what we call in Europe as " Soleil d' Austerlitz"...See a photo I managed to save of that terrible (breething wise afternoon).
An advice: do not buy T-shirts for children or grand childern from this place. The quality is not acceptable.

1  Thank KONSTANTINOS M
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

A beautiful day in Luoyang during the International Peony Festival. Take an English-speaking guide and walk/climb to see the grottoes and Buddhas, then walk across the bridge over the YI River to the ferry back down the river.

1  Thank meghanschwanke
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