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Shaolin Temple, Dengfeng

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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.
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  • Founded in the fifth century, it is one of the main Zen Buddhist Temples in China. The temple has been destroyed several times by fires and wars. Most of the current buildings were rebuilt in the...  more »
  • There is lots to see and the area is enormous. As you enter the front gates there are the statues of monks in different fighting pose. Pay the extra money for the golf carts to take you to the first.....  more »
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  • 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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