Private Luoyang Full-Day Tour: Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple


Meet your private guide and separate driver at your centrally located hotel in Luoyang City at about 8:30am. Then, hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle, and drive southward from the city. As you travel, listen as your guide tells tales of Longmen, whose grottoes house the biggest collection of Chinese art from the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties, from between the 4th and 10th centuries. Situated on the banks of the River Yi, the caves number a staggering 2,100 and house crematory urns, inscribed stone tablets, and 100,000 Buddhist sculptures and images. Head into the site, and enjoy a guided walk along the riverbanks to see the highlights, admiring the earliest niches with their simple Buddha statues, to the later and more richly carved caves, featuring rich depictions of Buddhas, court figures, and other decorative elements. Admire the lush scenery around the caves, and afterward, head to a local restaurant for a lunch of popular regional dishes. Duly refreshed, continue with a drive to the White Horse Temple, founded in 68 AD, and held to be the first Buddhist temple in China. Backed by the Mangshan Mountain and overlooking the River Luohe, this ancient temple consists of ornate religious shrines holding images of Buddhist deities. Soak in the spiritual atmosphere, and tour of the main areas, including halls, pavilions, and courtyards, as you learn about the temple’s history and why it’s regarded as the cradle of Chinese Buddhism. Having explored here, relax on your return journey to Luoyang where your trip concludes with a hotel drop-off.

Tour info

8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Join the private full-day tour and visit the two must-see attractions of Luoyang - Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple. Luoyang had served as the ancient capital of 13 dynasties over the past 5000 years. Be amazed by Longmen Grottoes, one of the most famous grottoes in China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and White Horse Temple as the cradle land of Buddhism in China. Learn the history and local stories from your private tour guide while enjoying the beautiful city!

What’s included?

  • Hotel (or Luoyang Longmen Train Station) pickup and drop-off in Luoyang City

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Transfer by reliable driver and air-conditioned vehicle

  • Lunch at a local popular restaurant

  • Entry/Admission - Longmen Grottoes

  • Entry/Admission - White Horse Temple

  • Gratuities (recommended).

  • Personal expenses.

  • Airport transfer.

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Get a unique perspective with this fascinating city by taking a tour with Luoyang's most creative and reliable travel company - Trippest, which was founded in 1998, We focus on building the best travel experience for our customers. We provide daily NO SHOPPING day tours.

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