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Geelong, Australia
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Luoyang visit

We will be visiting Luoyang next year mainly to visit the Longmen Grottoes, and are planning our itinerary.

How long should we devote to exploring the grottoes ?

Are there other attractions nearby that are worth visiting also ?

If so, how long would we need to see these ?

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Many people do the grottoes within two hours. We spent four and a half hours including crossing the river. The ride by bus from downtown to the grottoes takes about an hour.

The BaiMa temple is popular with some (not me). There are ancient tomb museums.

People also head out to the Shaolin temple from here

The local Luoyang Museum is small but has some very nice pieces. It is well worth an hour or so of your time.

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LongMen always costs 2-4 hours, and The Tomb Museum costs 2 hours, they are worth to be in

Beijing, China
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D1, arrival + Luoyang Musuem;

D2, Chariot and Horse Pits+ White Horse Temple+Longmen Grottoes

D3, Shaolin Temple + departure

or you can combine Xian with Luoyang together by speedy train from Xian or to Xian, only 2hrs.

Shanghai, China
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long men grottoes around 2-3 hours depends on your interest

mainly about Buddism statues (it is better to find a guide as many stories to tell)

white horse temple is nice

shao lin temple

old street in old town laocheng老城

(many local snacks and traditional style shops)

there is one restaurant there is very famous named zhenbutong真不同

need 2 days to finish these places

New York City, New...
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I spent about 3 hours at the longmen grottoes. I went thru both river banks.

I also went to shaolin temple which for me was a bit overrated. In short, I went there to say that I have been there.

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