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Shaolin Monastery/Temple

Shaolin Monastery/Temple
near Songshan Mountain
10 km northwest of Dengfeng
Dengfeng, Henan province
+86 371 6274 8971
Shaolin Temple Building
Shaolin Temple Building

The information contained here are subject to change. Chinese History Digest is not responsible or liable if any changes should occur.

Opening Hours Public Transportation Admission Fee
8.10 am - 5.30 pm bus from Luoyang Long-distance Bus Station or Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Station to Shaolin.
city bus 8 if already in Dengfeng
110 Yuan (including electric bus) or 100 Yuan. 150 Yuan for an annual pass for all attractions in Dengfeng (30 Yuan extra to visit the Shaolin Temple)

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nearest airport/train station
Take a bus from Luoyang (fly to Luoyang Beijiao Airport) or Zhengzhou (fly to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport) to Dengfeng or to the Shaolin Temple. Both cities have 2 train stations each.

convenient Hotel(s)
Dengfeng has hotels aplenty (no need to worry about not finding a room). However, few of them can be booked online and some won't accept foreigners. The Shaolin International Hotel is located in downtown Dengfeng and can be booked here.

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weblinks to pages with further information:

official Website of the Shaolin Temple
information at
Wikipedia entry about the Shaolin Monastery

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