China - Henan (Chapter)

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This is the Henan chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.

Henan is home to China’s oldest surviving Buddhist temple and an astonishing collection of Buddhist carvings, the Longmen Grottoes. There is also the Shaolin Temple, that legendary institution where the martial way and Buddhism found an unlikely but powerful alliance.

  • fathom the mysteries of Shaolin boxing at the Shaolin Temple and hike the surrounding peaks
  • maps
  • admire the artistry of 1500-year-old carved Bodhisattvas as Longmen Grottoes
  • transport
  • discover the unreal scenery of the mountains of the Ten Thousand Immortals from the perch of the cliff-top village of Guoliangcun
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Zhengzhou, Nanjiecun, Song Shan & Dengfeng, Luoyang & Around, Guoliangcun, Kaifeng, Zhuxian Zhen.

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