From Xi'an North Station, take the high-speed train to Luoyang Longmen Station
Xi'an & Luoyang(洛阳) are China's most famous cities during Chinese Middle Ages. The two cities are 360 kilometers apart. but nowaday, it only takes 1 hour and 20 minutes by high-speed rail.
The confirmation email of your tour will include an e-ticket code that starts with the letter E. Please make sure you hold this code on the depart day and take your paper ticket with this code & your passport at the departure train station.
Pay attention : You need to go to Xi'an North Railway Station by yourself. Xi'an Metro Line 2 is the best way to get to Xi'an North Station
Xi'an North Railway Station
Visit Longmen Grottoes
You will reach Luoyang Longmen Station at about 9 am, our driver will pick you up there.
You will be chauffered to Longmen Grottoes and visit this outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity with English-speaking Guide. Longmen means Dragon's Gate, these caves are some of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples, they are located 12 kilometres south of Luoyang.
In 2000 the site was inscribed upon the UNESCO World Heritage List for its perfection of an art form, and for its encapsulation of the cultural sophistication of Tang China.
At noon we will offer you a Chinese Lunch at a selected local restaurant.
Go to White House Temple in the afternoon
White Horse Temple (白马寺) is Buddhist temple in Luoyang, according to tradition, is the first Buddhist temple in China, having been first established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han dynasty.
It is approximately 40 minutes by car from Luoyang longmen railway station. The temple, although small in comparison to many others in China, is considered by most believers as "the cradle of Chinese Buddhism". The geographical landmarks to the south are Manghan mountain and Lucoche River.
The process of visiting the White House Temple will last about 2 hours, after which you will be returned to Luoyang Longmen Station by private car, and you will board the bullet train back to Xi'an at around 6pm.
White House Temple