One day tour to see Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes from Beijing

One day tour to see Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes from Beijing
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$340
Duration: 14 hours
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Take the Bullet train in the early morning from Beijing to Zhouzhou, Henan Province. Visit Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Martial Arts and Chan Buddhism. And one of the three most famous Grottoes in China-Longmen Grottoes. Then take the bullet train back from Luoyang to Beijing at night.

Your driver will meet you at 5:30.a.m in your hotel lobby and transfer to Beijing West Railway Station to catch your departure train around 6:40.a.m to Zhouzhou, Henan province. 
Your local tour guide and driver will pick you up at the Train station in Zhengzhou ,drive 2 hours to the Shaolin Temple, which locates in Dengfeng County, Henan province. Dating back 1,500 years when founded by Fang Lu-Hao, Shaolin Temple is the main temple of the Shaolin school of Buddhism to this day. Reputed to be 'the Number One Temple under Heaven' ,it is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel.
After 1.5-2 hours visiting, enjoy your lunch at the famous vegetarian restaurant in the Temple. Then drive another 1 hour to the Longmen Grottoes, which built from A.D 493,one of the famous three grottoes in China.The other two is Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang,Gansu Province, the Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Shanxi Province. There are over 2,300 holes and niches, 2,800 steles, 40 dagobas, 1,300 caves and 100,000 statues in this Grotto. You have about 2 hours in the Grottoes.
After that, your tour guide and driver will transfer you to the the train station in Luoyang and you will take Bullet train back to Beijing.
Your Beijing driver will meet you at the Beijing West Rail Way station and transfer back to your hotel.

Take the Bullet train in the early morning from Beijing to Zhouzhou, Henan Province. Visit Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Martial Arts and Chan Buddhism. And one of the three most famous Grottoes in China-Longmen Grottoes. Then take the bullet train back from Luoyang to Beijing at night.