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How to Get to Dengfeng Shaolin Temple from Luoyang

Where is Shaolin Temple?

Shaolin Temple (少林寺) or Shaolin Monastery is located on Mount Song, near Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Henan province, China. Shaolin Temple and its famed Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng."

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How to Get to Shaolin Temple from Luoyang?

The distance between Shaolin Temple and Luoyang is about 80 kilometers. It is quite convenient to travel to the Shaolin temple from Luoyang city. How to get to Dengfeng Shaolin Temple from Luoyang? 

One can catch an express bus to Shaolin Temple in Luoyang Bus Station, which is located diagonally opposite the  Luoyang train station. There are over 20 buses leaving for Shaolin Temple from there. The buses are mainly heading for Xuchang(许昌)、Xinmi(新密) and Dengfeng(登封). All of them can drop you en route at Shaolin Temple. The bus ride takes about 2.5 hours. The ticket fare is about 20 CNY. You will be dropped off at the entrance of the temple. Then you can buy a admission ticket to get into. Departing times are from 05:30 to 12:30, about 30 minutes per bus.

If you miss the direct express, you can also hop on a coach that leaves for Xuanchang, which will pass by the entrance of Shaolin Temple. You can ask to get off there. It takes about 2 hours.

If you are already reach in Dengfeng city, take Bus No.1, 2, 3, 6, or 8 to reach there.

Above are the information about how to get to Dengfeng Shaolin Temple from Luoyang.

Travel Tips

►It takes about 20 minutes to travel to Shaolin Temple from Dengfeng downtown
►A tour inside Shaolin Temple takes at least 2 hours. The highlights in the area include Shaolin Kung Fu Performance (about 30 minutes), temples (about 1 hour) and Pagoda Forest (about 30 minutes). They are not connecting with each other. if you think walking is too tired, you can take the minibus there.

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