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“Fantastic ancient carvings”
Review of Longmen Mountain

Longmen Mountain
Ranked #2 of 94 things to do in Luoyang
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

A must see place while in Central China, its absolutely spectacular, the carvings, the statues, the caves, the scenery around you and the river along the side of the mountain is incredible. As a traveller's tip please use the electric bus and pay to be taken from the main entrance down to the grottoes entrance as the walk is very long and anyway on the way back you are going to end up doing it anyway.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Longmen mountain with it's impressive grottoes is the very interesting and unusual place of the history of buddhist religion in China. Many artificial grottoes were digged in the mountain by order of Chinese Imperor family members and other honorable people. The huge stone statures of Buddhas exhibit the beauty of ancient chinese art and skill of artists. There are no gold or coloured painting usual to chinese buddhist holy places. Just the stone. But they're really beautiful. The best view over the grottoes opens from the other side of th Yihe river. Grottoes are at some distance from car and bus parking therefore it's worth taking an electrical trolley to get to the entrance. It takes a couple of hours to visit the grottoes. We felt hungry and unfortunately there was no restaurant or cafe inside, only the booths with hot dogs of doubtful quality. So I recommend to visit the grottoes with some snack in your bag.

Thank Al_Peter
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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

Thank Ponuponas
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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.

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