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Luoyang Taxi: Luoyang Taxi Fares, Tips and Phone

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
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Plan your Luoyang tour? In China, for a city tour, taking taxis is a good choice, fast, cheap and comfortable in comparison with public buses. Generally it is convenient to hail a taxi on the streets in Luoyang. But if you are going to catch a flight or train, advanced booking is highly recommended.


If you want to rent a car with driver to visit Luoyang on your own way, check out the link for more information: Luoyang Car Rental.

Luoyang Tourist Map


Taxi Models in Luoyang

The mainly models of taxis include Jetta, Fiat, Xiali, Santana, Crown and Fukang…

Luoyang Taxi

Luoyang Taxi Fares:

•RMB5 for the first 2km
•RMB1-1.5 per km for the additional distance
•An extra fee will be charged if waiting for five minutes this extra fee equal to the distance surcharge of one kilometer

Luoyang Taxi Calls:

Tel: 0379 –  9610033

Hailing a Luoyang City Taxi

•The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, Scenic Spots, Hotel.
•It is very easy to hail a taxi on the streets. People prefer to hail a taxi near a bus stop instead of those taxi stands.

Luoyang Taxi rider’s rights

As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling;
Go to any destination in and beyond Luoyang;
Your car driver knows the streets in Luoyang and the way to major destinations;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
No Smoking
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
No Tipping

Luoyang Taxi Stands

There are no particular taxi stands in Luoyang. People just hail a taxi anywhere it is safe.

Luoyang Taxi Complaints

If you have any problem with a taxi in Luoyang, please contact the following:
•Luoyang Public Carriage Officer: 0379-63947153

Luoyang Taxi Useful Information

•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•If you want to take a taxi to suburban areas of Luoyang, you can have a bargain with the driver before you get in the taxi.
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•Louyang Airport  – downtown Luoyang RMB 40
• Longmen Railway Station – downtown Luoyang RMB 40
•  Longmen Grottoes – downtown Luoyang RMB 50
• Downtown – White Horse Temple  RMB45

Tip:  Hassle-free Luoyang Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Luoyang Guided Tours:

Luoyang Tour
Luoyang Car Rental
Luoyang One Day Private Tour
Luoyang- Shaolin One Day Private Tour
Beijing Luoyang 2 Day Round Trip Tour
Xian Luoyang Day Tour by Bullet Train

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Luoyang
How to Visit Shaolin Temple
Where to Stay in Luoyang
Luoyang Museum Guide
Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits
How to visit White Horse Temple
Longmen Grottoes Travel Tips
Kung Fu Show at Shaolin Temple
Longmen Railway Station
Luoyang Taxi

Kung Fu Show at Shaolin Temple (Photos,Tips & Map)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
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Dear Travelers

We’d like to have the following travel guide to be always updated for the benefit of new visitors coming to Shaolin Temple by bus or using other tools of transportation. If anybody having used the piece finds necessary updates, please leave a message or feedback. Thanks!
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Plan your Luoyang Tour? While in Luoyang, if time permits, 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. Click “How to Visit Shaolin Temple ” for more travel information.

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.

Luoyang – Shaolin just 60km, 1 hour and 20 minutes by car

The Shaolin Kung Fu Show Theatre is located not far from the main entrance. There are 5 fixed daily performances 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 professional 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 performance 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.

Inside the theater of Shaolin Kung Fu Performance Theater
Mantis boxing
Shaolin.Iron.Claws
Forefinger deep meditation
Tongzigong 2
Tongzigong 3
Tongzigong 5
Tongzigong 6

Tip:  Hassle-free Shaolin Temple and Luoyang Guided Tours


If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Luoyang Guided Tours:

Luoyang Tour
Luoyang Car Rental
Luoyang One Day Private Tour
Luoyang- Shaolin One Day Private Tour
Beijing Luoyang 2 Day Round Trip Tour
Xian Luoyang Day Tour by Bullet Train

Further Readings


Dengfeng City
Zhongyue Temple
Songyang Academy
Shaolin Temple
Kung Fu Show at Shaolin Temple

Top 10 Attractions in Luoyang
How to Visit Shaolin Temple
Where to Stay in Luoyang
Luoyang Museum Guide
Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits
How to visit White Horse Temple
Longmen Grottoes Travel Tips
Kung Fu Show at Shaolin Temple
Longmen Railway Station
Luoyang Taxi

How to visit White Horse Temple (Tips, Photos & Map)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
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Plan your Luoyang Tour? White Horse Temple should be listed on your Luoyang Trip. There are a few temples in the name of White Horse Temple, but the White Horse Temple in Luoyang is the most famous both at home and abroad.

The White Horse Temple in Luoyang is the first Buddhist temple in China, the important cradle of Chins’s buddhism, which was introduced into China from India in 68AD in Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD – 220 AD) , the same year when the white horse temple was built.

The name of “White Horse Temple” was given by Emperor Ming in Eastern Dynasty to honor two white horses carrying the two monks, namely Matanga and Gobharana, who came from India to Luoyang aimed at spreading Buddhism and translated the Buddhist scriptures into the Chinese language.

Now the main buildings in the temple compound were rebuilt during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1912). Along the axis from south to north there are several buildings including Shamen, the Hall of Heavenly Kings, Great Buddhism, the Hall of Hall of Mahavira, Hall of Greetings, Cool and Clear Terrace.

The highlights of the white Horse Temple lie in its long history and great architecture. Now follow me into the world famous White Horse Temple.

The white horse temple is located about 20km east of Luoyang City center. You may take the public bus No.56 starting from Luoyang Railway Station and ending at the White Horse Temple. Or you may take a taxi (RMB 50) directly from downtown Lulyang to the entrance to White Horse.

The location of the White Horse Temple

Entrance  (景点大门)

The entrance fee is RMB 50. The ticket office is by the entrance, which is still about over 100 meters leading to Shanmen, the real gate to the White Horse Temple.

Enter the entrance, you  still need to walk about 100 meters before you reach Shanmen Hall, which means the entrance of the temple. Shanmen Hall means the entrance to the temple.

The ticket office is by the entrance

Shanmen Hall (山门)

Shanmen Hall, which means the entrance of the temple. Shanmen Hall means the entrannce to the temple.

Shanmen Hall means the entrance to the temple

The Hall of Heavenly Kings (天王殿)

The hall honors the statue of Maitreya, popularly known as the laughing Buddha,sitting right at the forefront of the hall. On both sides of the statue there are four heavenly kings, each representing one fourth of the universe.

the Hall of Heavenly Kings

Great Buddha Hall (大佛殿)

It houses a statue of the Buddhist founder – Sakyamuni standing in the middle of the hall. He is flanked by two of his disciples – Kasyapa and Ananda.

Hall of Great Buddha

The high incense burner placed front of Great Buddha Hall

The the high incense burner placed front of Great Buddha Hall

Again a cone incense burner in an oblong shape placed in front of the Great Buddha Hall

Again a cone incense burner in an oblong shape

Hall of Mahavira (大雄宝殿)

Behind Great Buddha Hall stands the Hall of Mahavira in which there are statues of three principal Buddhas. The statue in the middle is the Sakyamuni Buddha. 

The statue is accompanied on the left by the Bhavisyajya guru and on the right by Amitabha. They are protected by two heavenly generals named Weituo and Weili.

Hall of Mahavira

Hall of Greetings (接引殿)

The Hall of greeting is the smallest hall in the temple compound. This small hall houses the statues of three western paradise (Indian) saints.

Hall of Greetings

Cool and Clear Terrace (清凉台)

The terrace is 43m long, 33mwide and 6m high, one of the most beautiful places in the temple.

Cool and Clear Terrace

Kunlu Pavilion (昆卢阁)

The terrace also has a pavilion – Kunlu Pavilion with halls on its east and west that house the statues of the two eminent monks, She Moteng and Zhu Falan. 

Kunlu Pavilion

Plum blossoms and tablets by the red wall

Plum blossoms and tablets by the red wall

After you visit the white horse temple, you are highly recommended to take the Bus no.56 by the roadside.

Normally you will get a seat on the bus since White Horse Temple is the starting point from east. boarding the Bus No.56

boarding the Bus No.56

Bus No.56 Stop Sign

Bus No.56 Stop Sign

On a bus running from White Horse Temple to Luoyang Railway Station

On a bus running from White Horse Temple to Luoyang Railway Station

Tip:  Hassle-free Luoyang Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Luoyang Guided Tours: 

Luoyang Tour
Luoyang Car Rental
Luoyang One Day Private Tour
Luoyang- Shaolin One Day Private Tour
Beijing Luoyang 2 Day Round Trip Tour
Xian Luoyang Day Tour by Bullet Train

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Luoyang
How to Visit Shaolin Temple
Where to Stay in Luoyang
Luoyang Museum Guide
Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits
How to visit White Horse Temple
Longmen Grottoes Travel Tips
Kung Fu Show at Shaolin Temple
Longmen Railway Station
Luoyang Taxi

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