Plan your Luoyang Tour? While in Luoyang, if time pemits, you are highly recommended to make a side trip to Shaolin Temple (80km southeast of Luoyang), the cradle of Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism as well as the Kung fu hometown. Visiting Shaolin Temple takes you about 2-3 hours. Your entrance ticket includes a half hour kung fu show to be held at martial arts gym in the temple area.
The Shaolin Kung Fu Show Theatre is located not far from the main entrance. There are 5 fixed daily performaces at the theatre. The kung fu show lasts half hour including a few minutes’interaction on the part of the visitors and the actors.
Kung Fu Show Time Table
Morning Kung Fu Show
9:30 – 10:00
11;30 – 12:00
Afternoon Kung Fu Show
14:00 – 14:30
15:00 – 15:30
16:00 – 17:30
So well schedule your visiting time in Shaolin Temple, avoiding losing the exciting kung fu show. The Kung Fu Show is performed by the professinal performance team from Shaolin Tagou Wushu School. Shaolin Kung fu is the most influential martial arts schools in China. In the less than half performance, you will see “Shaolin Boxing” and “Shaolin Stick” typical of Shaolin Kungfu. The most impressing performace is Tongzigong,
“Tongzigong” literally means “children’s kung fu”, a form of qigong exercise stressing flexibility, part of the curriculum of Shaolin Kung Fu. It is learned at very early and must be practiced before the body becomes matured.
The exterior of Shaolin Kung Fu Performance Theater
Inside the theater of Shaolin Kung Fu Performance Theater, the hostess is introducing Shaolin Kung Fu
Shaolin Iron Claws
Forefinger deep meditation