CHINA SHAOLIN TEMPLE
Welcome to train with us in the Original Shaolin Temple China, with the authentic Shaolin Monks. We offer training is several traditional Kung Fu styles: Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda (Shaolin Boxing), Taiji Quan, Qigong, Meihua Quan, Chan Meditation, Qin Na, Wing Chun and Ba Gua.
The current Abbot of the Shaolin Temple is the Venerable Shi Yongxing. Shaolin Temple, the Original Monastery is located in Song Mountains of the Henan Province, Dengfeng City. The Temple was built about 1500 years ago and was founded by Fang Luhao. In 2010, the National Park of Shaolin Temple which includes: Shaolin Temple, Pagoda Forest, Damo Cave, Ar Zhuan Temple and San Huanzhai Temple were inscribed as a UNESCO WORLD HERITTAGE SITE.
PLACES OF INTEREST
In Dengfeng area there are several places which are worth visiting: Gaocheng Astronomical Observatory, Taoist Temple – Zhongyue, Fawang Temple, Huishan Temple, Zen Music Festival and Kung Fu Show.
In Luoyang you can visit: Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple (1st Buddhist Temple in China) and the Peony Festival (only in April).
In Xia’an you can visit the Terracotta Army.
SHOPPING & BANKING
The nearest cities where you can go shopping are: Dengfeng and Zhengzhou. Dengfeng City is about 15km away from the Shaolin Temple. You can travel by local bus (3.5RMB) or by taxi (30 RMB one way). The last bus towards Shaolin is at 6pm from the terminal west bus station.
In Dengfeng you can specifically buy Kung Fu clothing, shoes and training equipment. There are several coffee shops and many places where you can try Chinese Traditional Medicine massages, acupuncture and other traditional methods of healing.
In Zhengzhou there are many shopping centres which are very modern. You can also find a Metro store with foreign products (coffee, pizza, Italian pasta so on).
At the exit of Shaolin Temple there is a Bank of China ATM which can be used to withdraw money. In Dengfend there are several banks with ATM which you can use: Bank of China, Construction Bank and Agriculture Bank. There is also an option to use Western Union at the Agriculture Bank.
HOW TO FIND US
Note: While in China, if you wish to book a flight, train or hotel, you can use www.ctrip.com.
The nearest airports you can travel are: Zhengzhou and Luoyang. We offer the pickup included in the application fee when you book your place to the Academy. Please make sure your arrival is not later than 10 pm. In case your flight arrive later, please make sure you book a hotel overnight. We will pick you up next morning from the hotel, no later than 12 mid-day. Please provide us your hotel address in Chinese.
If you travel by train: the nearest train stations are: Zhengzhou Dong and Luoyang Longmen – for fast trains and Zhengzhou for fast and slow trains. Make sure you arrive at a reasonable time if you require the pickup from the school.
The school offers you a pick up from either Zhengzhou or Luoyang. However when you leave the school and wish to travel by bus, you can do so. There are many options for travel from the Shaolin Temple to Zhengzhou by bus. When you travel by bus please make sure you leave plenty of time.
Pick up or drop off fee from Zhengzhou or Luoyang costs 400 RMB while from Dengfeng costs 30 RMB. Please DO NOT book the pick up on the following dates: 1st and 2nd of May/ 1st and 2nd of October and Chinese New Year (the dates varies).