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Shaolin Temple

Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
+86 371 6558 2651
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This is a famous martial arts monastery, the birthplace of both kung fu and Zen Buddhism
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kung fu show” (46 reviews)
“martial arts” (36 reviews)
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Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng 450000, China
+86 371 6558 2651
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I honestly didn't really enjoy my time here. Tickets we're a little expensive, they don't accept foreign student cards for discounts either. There's little information about what you're actually visiting and its significance, and a lot of tourist shops. Unfortunately we only had a couple...More

Thank JBRedCity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for a dream ... the dream of my brother ... a Karate sensei so must come here once in his life. I already came here 4 years ago. For sure it s impressive, you can see training schools , show and feel...More

Thank tonin92
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My daughter and I recently visited Luoyang for personal reasons, and we were assisted by China Highlights. Our guide, Kelly, was absolutely wonderful, going out of her way to to help us accomplish our personal goals. She also escorted us to The Longmen Grottoes and...More

3  Thank NMR_10
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This large complex is worth a whole day trip! (Including pagoda forest). Very beautiful and busy walk up to the temple. Got to witness a kung fu show outside and one inside of children. We had already visited a small school that did a private...More

1  Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

An eye opening for me to see many students practicing in the big space. Was really excited when waiting for the performance. They were really good and was enjoying their real 'kongfu' but towards the end of the show, it snowed unexpectedly as it shouldn't...More

1  Thank Vien919
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The temple is about 1.5 hours away from Luoyang. We hired a private driver from Luoyang to take us to the Shaolin Temple & Longmen Grottoes for 500CNY. The temple is very touristy now but still nice to walk around the see the original temple....More

2  Thank Stephanie_sydney
Reviewed 11 June 2017

If you ignore the trappings of the modern day tourist-destination, you will find glimpses of the monastery's past here and there. Truth to be told, the abundance of over-priced tourist-shops selling the same merchandise was a bit jarring. The martial-arts show was entertaining and impressive,...More

1  Thank Markku S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

It was my dream to visit Shaolin Temple since my childhood. I took a trip this year and I guess my wait was not a waste. The temple was maintained well (except for permitting people to smoke inside the temple), The kung fu show was...More

Thank Venkat R
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This attraction is full of ancient Chinese culture and history. Not a lot of walking. There are a couple of concession booths nearby. Not totally wheelchair accessible.

Thank Dr_D5706
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Well if you know who David Carradine is this is a place worth seeing. Firstly there is only one original building left standing, the others are still over 100 years old and very ornate according to traditional architecture. Once you have seen that the rest...More

Thank AussieRoamers
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Dorota S
9 June 2016|
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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
9 May 2016|
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Response from romandp05 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, if the main idea is to study Kung fu, near the temple is a hotel where you can stay. The problem is that there is not much to do besides the temple. I think the easiest thing is to stay in Luoyang, from there taking a... More
29 January 2016|
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Response from kevinho1979 | Reviewed this property |
Hi snorkel-luvin. Nope you won't get lost! The mountain is just past the pagoda forest (which isn't a real forest but rather like a park with lots of pagodas commemorating the previous abbots). But I also agree with... More