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Shaolin Temple

Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
+86 371 6558 2651
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Shaolin Kung Fu Experience Private Day Tour
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Private Day Tour of Luoyang Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes Including Lunch
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This is a famous martial arts monastery, the birthplace of both kung fu and Zen Buddhism
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kung fu” (122 reviews)
“martial arts” (44 reviews)
“zen buddhism” (11 reviews)
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Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
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+86 371 6558 2651
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are a kung fu fan, this is the place to be. Ideally, come ad early as possible and get to the temple before the crowd. Yes it is commercial but see beyond this and soak up the Zen my friends.

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely worth the bus ride up the mountain, it was chilly & a little damp, the experience was great. We were part of an organised tour group via Tripadeal - I would recommend that you visit the Pegoda Forest. We were not asked for any...More

Thank Tracey-Ann B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was supposed to be the highlight of our trip. After visiting many temples in Wudangshan, Shaolin temple is definitely more colorful. It was also much more crowded with mainland Chinese tour groups as well as foreign tour groups. Considering its history, it is a...More

Thank Louise K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disgusted by how the monks try to give you blessings and tell you that donations MUST be in RMB 300, 600 or 900, totally baffled by how the teachings of the Buddha have changed so adversely as portrayed by them, skipped the martial arts performance...More

1  Thank kiingderek
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a cab from my hotel, 30rmb, to the main entrance where the ticketing office is. Entrance fee is 100rmb. About 100m from the entrance is the Shaolin Martial Arts Hall, recommended to watch the performance. Please see my separate review. Walk another 800m...More

Thank LG_Kay
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

It isn't easy to reach. It is far away from big cities, but it's worth it. I don't particularly like martial arts, but this was interesting. The buildings are wonderful and people keep studying Kung fu in these walls. You will see many of them...More

1  Thank Steeve P
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

If you are remotely interested in Martial arts and/or Buddhism then this is the place for you. You pay 100 yuan entry, there is a ticket office directly opposite, and you enter via the main door. There are limited English descriptions of the halls and...More

Thank BrizzyBoltonboy
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely recommend it. Watching all the young people and small children practicing Kung fu was awesome and so cute watching the little ones. And they put on a an excellent performance!

Thank Shimmy-uk
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Amazing history and the roots of all martial arts. Everywhere you look, is something out of old Chinese Gung Fu movies. Very peaceful and serene as you walk around. Plan on spending a full day there.

Thank Ebert K
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We were excited to learn about the Shaolin way and see some martial arts. Unfortunately we didn't. Basically we walked through a temple complex, peering into buildings with very little explanation (our guide was pretty useless). We saw some basic acrobatics by the martial arts...More

1  Thank Soozee
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Patryk D
1 April 2018|
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Response from iansue86 | Reviewed this property |
ere with a tour group so they took us, but its definitely worth a visit if you can get there
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Rose S
23 January 2018|
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Response from Ebert K | Reviewed this property |
We took the High Speed train. Its comfortable, pretty fast and reasonable. We hired a driver to pick us up and take us to the hotel and then to Shaolin Temple. Driver picked us up and took us back to the hotel, stayed... More
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Dorota S
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Response from frenchteddywww | Reviewed this property |
The Shaolin show is definitely suitable for a 6 y/o and there are quite a few young kids amongst the performers. The theater is small and packed. Shows are booked in advance and it is advisable to start queuing for your... More
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