Zhengzhou Private Tour to Shaolin Temple including Kungfu Lesson and Activities

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While in Zhengzhou, are you interested in Chinese Kungfu and are thinking about visiting the Shaolin Temple? During this private one day tour, you will have plenty time to watch a kung-fu performance that displays amazing martial arts moves, discover the history and culture of the Shaolin Temple with your knowledgable tour guide and admire the biggest pagoda forest in China. In additional, you will spent 2 hours to learn the basic Kungfu movements with a Kungfu Master inside the Shaolin Temple. This private tour includes local lunch, all entrance fee, Kungfu Lesson with master, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. The tour contains no factory and shopping stops which keeps the focus on the main sites.

What's Included

Bottled water

Entrance fee

Kungfu Lesson


Private tour

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

Zhengzhou city hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Monastero Shaolin (Shaolin Temple)
Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Zhengzhou city center at 8:30am,  meet your private guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle. Heading directly to Shaolin Temple, which will takes about 1.5 hours. Your tour guide will explain the relate histories and stories along the way, feel free to ask any questions if you have!

Shaolin Temple is famous for Chinese Kungfu, first you will have a chance to witness the real Kungfu performed by Shaolin monks. As a UNESCO Site, the Shaolin Temple was first constructed in 495 A.D. Later, Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-557) had the temple built to accommodate the Indian master Batuo. As Chinese Kungfu also originated from Shaolin Temple, it has been recognized as the origin of Chan Buddhism and the cradle of Kungfu. Accompanied by your knowledgable tour guide, you will get you know the histories and related stories about Shaolin Temple - culture, people and soul.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple
Next, you will join the most exciting part of the tour - Learning Kungfu with a master. During the lesson, you will learn a lot of Kungfu movements, don't worry about the language barrier, feel free to prepare any questions and ask your tour guide!

For lunch, you can choose to eat with the monks inside the Shaolin Temple( a simple vegetarian lunch) or eat at the regular restaurant. 

Afterwards, you will explore the Pagoda Forest which is a concentration of tomb pagodas for eminent monks and abbots of the temple.

There are more than 240 tomb pagodas of various sizes from the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (618-1911), making it the biggest pagoda forest in China. 

After your Shaolin Temple tour finished, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in Zhengzhou.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Outstanding Shaolin Temple Experience!
Gordon_M, 26-01-2020
Hidden in the Song Shan mountains this beautiful temple complex and other areas of interest (Forest of the Pagodas, and the 2nd Patriarch Temple via cable car) is a must see tour and worth every dollar. I would highly recommend the tour guide option as I chose as Jimmy, my tour guide made the whole experience very rich and informative - he was absolutely excellent!

We saw the Shaolin Monk demonstration as we arrived and I was fortunate to be selected to go on stage to learn some Tiger Boxing techniques from one of the monks. This is a must see! Open hand techniques, weapons techniques, and the amazing Shaolin hard Qi Gong demonstration.

As a kung fu martial artist for 45 years, it has been a life long dream to visit Shaolin and the origin of the martial arts. Arriving at the Mountain Gate was breathtaking. As we walked through the temple grounds and courtyards we stepped back 1500 years in time. The buildings are restored and immaculate. Each courtyard, new pavilion or "Shaolin Treasure" offered interesting stories and great perspective on the rich history of Shaolin. There are too many details to add here - one must experience it directly.

The Forest of the Pagodas contains about 240 stone monuments to abbots and senior monks throughout the long history of Shaolin. The more levels to the pagoda, the more important the individual was to the Temple.

The last area I visited was the 2nd Patriarch Temple that can be reached by cable car. There is a small fee (but I received a free pass for participating in the Shaolin Monk show) and this is a must see. The ride was about 15 or 20 mins and you get a great aerial view of the Temple complex, Forest of the Pagodas and the whole Song Shan mountain ranges and valley. On the opposite mountain range you can see an enormous stone statue of the 1st Patriarch Boddhidharma on the crest of the mountain looking down on the temple grounds.

As you approach the end of the ride up the mountain the air starts to warm up and a lush bamboo forrest appears. Making your way to the 2nd Patriarch Temple it is again noticably warmer and a beautiful oasis halfway up Song Mountain. The temple is very large and is famous for its 4 natural wells one at each corner of the courtyard. By donation you can extract samples of the water - each well has a different flavor: sweet, bitter, spicy and sour. Sweet and bitter were my favorites.

When we finished our tour of Shaolin I still had a 2 hour private kung fu lesson at the International Shaolin Kung Fu Training Centre. As I have several years of Kung Fu training, Master Wang was able to teach me an open hand set and a Shaolin cudgle (staff) set. Jimmy was kind enough to video parts of my lesson and take photos (as he did throughout the entire day). We were even able to exchange techniques on broadswords and tiger hook swords.

It was a full day, and exceptional day, and a day that I will never forget!

I highly recommend this tour especially with the tour guide option and the kung fu lesson, it is well worth the money!

Gordon M. Canada

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