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  • Address: Zhengzhou, Dengfeng, Henan, China 207
  • Hours: Daily 7am-5pm

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Shaolin Temple Tours

Set at the base of Shaoshi Mountain, nine miles (15 kilometers) west of Dengfeng, lies the Shaolin Temple, famous not for its Buddhist history but for its martial arts. The original monastery was built in 495 during the Northern Wei Dynasty as a place for meditation. 

According to temple legend, an Indian monk by the name of Bodhidharma came to the monastery and meditated in a cave for nine years, and as part of his practice, he developed a series of exercises mimicking animal movements that eventually became Shaolin kung-fu.

Today, the Shaolin Temple is a hotbed for martial arts enthusiasts from around the world who come here to study at the dozens of martial arts schools within the monastery. Visitors not interested in practicing kung-fu themselves can still tour the temple and watch a free martial arts show at the Shaolin Martial Arts training Center.

Practical Info

You can get to Shaolin Temple by catching a direct tour bus in Zhengzhou.

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Luoyang One Day Private Tour of Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes Including Lunch, Luoyang, null
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Luoyang One Day Private Tour of Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes Including Lunch

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Location: Luoyang, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: 2-Day Luoyang Highlights of Shaolin Temple, Luoyang, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: 2-Day Luoyang Highlights of Shaolin Temple

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Location: Luoyang, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Xi'an to Louyang Private Day Tour by High Speed Train: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple, Xian, ... 
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Xi'an to Louyang Private Day Tour by High Speed Train: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple

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If you have limited time in Xi'an, but don't want to miss some of the best attractions in China including Shaolin Temple, this private day tour traveling from ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.00
2-Day Luoyang Private Tour from Xi'an by High Speed Train, Xian, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Day Luoyang Private Tour from Xi'an by High Speed Train

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Discover the rich cultural heritage of Luoyang on this 2-day private tour of significant historic sites. Learn about Buddhist art and history at the ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $319.99
2-Day Private Tour: Shaolin Temple and Mt. Song Hiking from Xi'an to Luoyang by Bullet Train, Xian, ... 
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2-Day Private Tour: Shaolin Temple and Mt. Song Hiking from Xi'an to Luoyang by Bullet Train

A 2-day trip by bullet train from Xi'an to Luoyang and back will give you a great opportunity to explore the famous Sholin Temple and also enjoy a hike off the ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $451.00

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