Included on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage list, Shaolin Temple welcomes all visitors to the cradle of the Shaolin Martial Arts and Zen Buddhism of China. Situated amid a mountainous landscape, the temple brims with peace and serenity amid the vibrant wildflowers and fragrant pines. Visit some of many attractions located at the temple complex like large halls, caves, and forests and the training center. Besides exploring the compound, you can also watch kung fu performances and follow virtual guides to learn about the site's turbulent history. Arrange your visit to Shaolin Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dengfeng using our Dengfeng road trip planning site .
Tours to Shaolin Temple
Xi'an to Louyang Private Day Tour by High Speed Train: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $300
Duration: 9 hours
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Shaolin Temple Reviews
Much is made of the Kung Fu in the area, the real attraction is the temple and gardens. They are seriously impressive. The Kung Fu Show did not inspire. Watching the students practice their patterns i... more »
I heard how commercialized this attraction was, so I harboured low expectations. Whilst the kungfu show was quite commercialized, it was somewhat enjoyable. The kungfu academy is located separately fr... more »
Really cool place! If you get the chance to go I would definitely recommend it! And get the full pass. It will get you access to everything, including the demonstration, which was so cool! Be careful buying a sword there if you have to take a train. Thankfully we were able to take care of it. The hike up the mountain is hard but totally worth it! Be sure to give yourself a lot of time there. There is a lot of cool things to see and experience!
Really fun. It is recomended to go early in the morning so you can see everything it has to offer. Prepare to walk a lot and climb a lot of stairs to see some of the points of interest.
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