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Longmen Grottoes Temple, China

From series “The Surviving Artifacts of Buddhist Civilization”
Year: 7th century.

One of the most spectacular sights is the Buddhist Longmen Grottoes Temple located in the Chinese province of Henan. It is an incredibly beautiful complex of several hundreds of caves, which have been cut within the limestone rocks at the shore of Yihe River. Besides caves, statues of Buddhist deities, images of the monks, as well as other interesting reliefs typical for Buddhist culture are carved in the rocks.

Longmen Grottoes Temple, China The tradition of building cave temples has originated in China more than 2 000 years ago and reached its peak in the 7th century.  Not only the imperial persons, but also ordinary people donated money for carved temples and statues. In the 7th century, after beginning of Tang Dynasty, construction of cave temples gained incredible proportions. More than 60 percent of all existing facilities were created that time. The Longmen temple complex remained far better than others. It withstood the ravages of the opponents of Buddhism and traditional looters for hundreds of years.

A few years ago, the ancient temple complex was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and turned into a museum. Today, it is not only an important pilgrimage place, but also a tourist destination. Travelers visit the most amazing ones in series of caves. There they can see ancient sculpture and precious religious artifacts. Next to the temple complex, there’s another major attraction. It is the manor house of the famous poet Bai Juyi dating back to the 9th century. His tomb is also situated there. Next - Bagan Ancient City

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Yichuan Nongshang Bank 24-hour Self-service Bank' located in 2.08 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Tuyue Automobile Rental' is located in 5.57 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Filling Station' in 2.1 km
Supermarket: 'Honghua Supermarket' in 2.23 km
Parking: 'Bai Naruiting Fashion Hotel Parking Lot' in 1.29 km
Apotheek: 'Yikang Pharmaceutical Industry' in 2.31 km
Police station: 'Chengguan Police Station Yaodi Police Affairs Office' in 2.11 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Xinxin Hotel' in 2.62 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport CGO - in 110 km

Best hotels near Longmen Grottoes Temple

Peach Blossom Manor

Located in 11 km from Longmen Grottoes Temple
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Rooms: 82
Air-conditioned guest rooms are fitted with a wardrobe and cable television. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and shower facilities. … More: photo, rates and booking
Luoyang Yijun Hotel

Located in 14 km from Longmen Grottoes Temple
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Rooms: 96
Spread out over floors 3-9, the spacious guestrooms are equipped with a cable TV, minibar and personal safe. Suites include a mahjong table and … More: photo, rates and booking
Da Jin Tai Business Hotel

Located in 17 km from Longmen Grottoes Temple
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Rooms: 120
Da Jin Tai is 9 km from Wang Cheng Park and 19 km from Luoyang Bei Jiao Airport. Luoyang Railway Station is about 12 km away. Fitted with air … More: photo, rates and booking
Luoyang Longmen Youth Hostel

Located in 19 km from Longmen Grottoes Temple
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Rooms: 22
Situated opposite Dingdingmen Site Museum, Luoyang Longmen Youth Hostel is 9 km from Wangcheng Park, the downtown area, and a 15-minute drive from … More: photo, rates and booking

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