We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Longmen Mountain

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bank of Yihe River, Luolong District, Luoyang 471000, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
00:00 - 23:59
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 180 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

This site is very impressive and sad at the same point. The cave or rock carvings are very impressive (shear size, detail, etc) but many of them have been desecrated which is very... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2015
Norwalk, CT
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 23: English reviews
Norwalk, CT
Level Contributor
138 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This site is very impressive and sad at the same point. The cave or rock carvings are very impressive (shear size, detail, etc) but many of them have been desecrated which is very sad to see (some missing heads or altogether destroyed). Can get here by public bus (but it takes a while - avoid rush hour). His is easily... More 

1 Thank kal818
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
187 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

The workmanship that was put into this is just amazing, And make the effort to go if your on a tour the bus will take you there, otherwise bus or taxi. I used the overnight train from Beijing to come to Luoyang and well worth the trip.

Thank Lee D
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The Longmen Mountains and Grottoes is in Henan Province , China. It is about 12 km south of Luoyang City, facing the Yi River. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site. There thousands of Buddha statues and His Deciples sculptured and chiseled in the grottoes of The Longmen Mountains. These statues range from as small as... More 

Thank Chritine L
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
173 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Well justified as one of the most impressive historical and famous Buddhist site in all china. You need a taxi or to join a tour to get here, but its not to be missed

Thank 65Graham65
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level Contributor
482 reviews
317 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We visited Longmen by Sept 2015. We took public bus from Luoyang center take about 40 mins, bus fare only RMB2/way to come here. The entrance ticket cost RMB120 for adult price. We spend 5 hours here. So many attraction here. There are some convenience store inside it but most of them selling ice cream. Be prepared for lot of... More 

2 Thank hweeying
Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
131 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

definitely a highlight of my trip - be prepared to walk hundreds (& hundreds of steps) - allow 3 or 4 or more hours - worth adding to your itinerary - so much history and amazing carvings (still in good condition)

Thank LeapingLizz
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

A great day out exploring this historical monument. I wouldn't suggest going a long way out of your way to get here, but if you're near Luoyang (or have been to the Shaolin Temple nearby) it's worth it.

1 Thank Schnerb_13
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Its still looking beautiful. The statues are amazing to look at. I recommand this trip but be aware you will climb hundrends of stairs!

Thank Martin P
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

The huge statues at the top of the long staircase is absolutely amazing to see, the history of this site is so interesting. You think the Grottoes are amazing along the way but when you get to this -wow. Make sure you have your camera, people didn't mind taking turns taking their photos in front of this enormous feat of... More 

Thank champion13
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

amazing walking up to the main statues having seen so many smaller Buddha along the way. Great view from the river when we took the boat back

Thank coastalgirlspc

Travellers who viewed Longmen Mountain also viewed


Been to Longmen Mountain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Longmen Mountain and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Longmen Mountain staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?