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Shaolin Temple

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This is a famous martial arts monastery, the birthplace of both kung fu and Zen Buddhism
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Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though it was an adventurous journey, I would say it’s worth it to see Shaolin in the snow. I plan to go back when the weather is more favorable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thekuskafa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most impressive looking part of the visit to me was the "Forrest of Pagodas". Make sure you don't miss this. It has its own stop on the bus line and is not too far a walk from the Temple area. The temple is also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DJ142
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

I took a bus from Zhengzhou Dong train station to Dengfeng New bus station (登封汽车客运总站)(34RMB) then took the bus no.8 which park inside bus station to Shaolin temple (5RMB). The no.8 bus stop and park in front of Shaolin temple, so you can take the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

It is a long ride from the city and the crazy drivers along the way make for some entertaining people watching. I would recommend letting someone else drive. We had about 3 hours at the site and everyone wished that we had budgeted more time....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 709barts
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

It was my second visit to the Shaolin Temple in order to travel to Fujian Province and attend the 5th World Buddhist Forum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shi_Yan_Xiang_Fashi
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This was on my husbands bucket list and he wasn't disappointed. It was interesting to see large groups of boys practicing Kung Fu. There was a show that showcased the abilities of some of the students. Pretty impressive. The Pagoda forest was the highlight for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DeniseReaves
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I travelled from Xi’an and stayed a night in Luoyang before heading to Shaolin the next morning. Arrived at Luoyang Bus Station about 6.30am and bought my bus ticket (19yuan) at one of the counters telling them I’m heading for Shaolin Temple. Went on to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shun821
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Fascinating ancient place. Temples, fierce Guardians and Buddhas, and we even spotted the head abbot retreating to his pagoda. The Kung Fu demonstration was amazing. There are about 10,000 young people training in martial arts in the vicinity of Shaolin. A very interesting day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Irene G
Reviewed 4 November 2018

What a fantastic place to visit. Beautiful scenery throughout the entire complex. Very peaceful and serene place to visit. The temple complex is extraordinary, as is the pagoda forest. The history of the place is fascinating to hear. The absolute highlight was watching a performance,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kanga_2013
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Nice place, really really big but nothing extraordinary. The best part for me was the kids show where the children attending the Shaolin school get to display there skills which were just simply amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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bronka89
19 December 2018|
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Response from DebbsWilliams | Reviewed this property |
It will be open but be prepared for the crowd because everyone will be travelling. It’s not advisable to visit tourist places during the festival periods
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shun821
18 September 2018|
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Response from TeoC668 | Reviewed this property |
You can contact my Guide, she has a good driver that picks us up at Longmen Name Rosa Tel: +86 135 1916 9439 Not sure the driver speaks English cos we communicate in Mandarin but Rosa speaks good English
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shun821
18 September 2018|
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Response from KennethCalif | Reviewed this property |
Please contact this driver who doesn’t speak any English but you can download offline google translate. He is very honest guy. I don’t know his number but here’s his WeChat id: wxid_f6h36dpgw8tx21 I knew him from Lisa whom... More
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