Kung Fu Show at Shaolin Temple

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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!

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.

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

Mantis boxing

Shaolin Iron Claws 


Forefinger deep meditation 

Forefinger deep meditation

Tongzigong 1 


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 One Day Private Tour  Starting US$ 60 per person
Luoyang- Shaolin One Day Private Tour  Starting US$ 60 per person
Luoyang – Shaolin 2 Day Private Tour Packages  Starting US$ 150 per person

Beijing Luoyang 2 Day Round Trip Tour       Starting US$ 280 per person
Beijing Luoyang Shaolin Temple 2 Day Round Trip Tour  Starting US$ 290
Beijing Luoyang ( Shaolin ) 3 Day Tour – Round Trip by Flight Starting US$ 610 per person

Further Readings

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

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9 Responses to “Kung Fu Show at Shaolin Temple”

  1. Lianne says:

    Dear sir/madam,

    on the 11th of Febr we are planning our trip to Shaolin Temple. I would like to make sure that the performance time-table is still up to date so we dont miss the show 😉
    Another more important question, (and I didnt receive any reply from the Kungfu School next to the temple) but I would like to surprise my husband with a 2 hours private Kungfu Training.
    Please email or call me 13817336577.
    My husband will turn 30 so this is his amazing birthday present!!

    Thank you!!
    Lianne from The Netherlands

  2. admin says:

    Hello Lianne,

    The performance time-table works as usual during the Chinese new year.

    I have no connection with the kung fu school next to the Shaolin Temple.

    One of my friends in Luoyang gives me the mobile number of Mr. Chen Jianguo who is in charge of Shaolin Xiaolong Kung Fu School. His mobile: 0086 13938287128. You may conatct him. But he cannot speak any English.

    This is what I can do for you. By the way, I have never used used his service. Hopefully everything will be ok! Have a nice trip and pleasant surprise for your husband!

  3. Sheldon says:


    I wanted confirm if this is the same group that does “Wind of Shaolin” act. I wanted to book the group for a tour. Request you to share contact details.


  4. Daniel says:

    Hello Sheldon,

    We are not sure whether it is the same group that does “Wind of Shaolin” act.

    You may contact the following shaolin wushi training center:


  5. Daniel says:

    Hello Sheldon,

    Or you may contact the official web below for more information:


  6. Manuel Marquez says:

    Need to know if I am in Zhengzhou not Luoyang how would you do the tour package for the Longmen Grottoes & Shaolin Temple for 1 day and Chenjiagou Village and another site the next day let me know if you have a package like this.

    This will be for Oct. 30 & 31 2014 for 12 adults need a price.

  7. Daniel says:

    hello Manuel Marquez,

    Thanks for your enquiry! One of our staffers will contact you soon for the details. Thanks!

  8. Rolf-Peter says:

    Hi Dear, obviously there isn‘t any opportunity to pre-book tickets for the Kung fu show at 16 – 17.30.

  9. Daniel says:

    Dear Rolf-Peter,

    Thanks for your inquiry!

    As for the short show – the Kung fu show inside Shaolin Temple, actually the show is included in your entrance ticket to the temple. So you don’t have to pre-book your ticket for the show. Just go there for the scheduled show. Cheers!

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