At CK Martial Hearts, the first question we are usually asked is “Where do you hold your Shaolin bootcamps?”

And after telling people we hold our bootcamps at the genuine Shaolin Temple, the next question is often “Where is the Shaolin Temple”?

Hopefully these guides will help answer those questions as clearly as possible. 

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Where is the Shaolin Temple - How we get to the Shaolin Temple

Where is the Shaolin Temple – Our route to Shaolin

Located in Dengfeng, Henan Province, at the bottom of the Song Shan Mountain range, the Shaolin Temple, where our bootcamps take place, isn’t the easiest place to reach in China, but it’s definitely worth the effort to get there.

Click one of the images below for a bigger view of our route to the Shaolin Temple.



Where is the Shaolin Temple - Wangzhigou Village

Where is the Shaolin Temple – Wangzhigou Village

For the duration of our Shaolin bootcamps, you stay in Wangzhigou, a village just 10 minutes walk from the Shaolin Temple.

The village is small, with a handful of very basic amenities, such as small convenience stores and simple Chinese restaurants.

It is also home to numerous children’s kung fu schools, the students of which can be seen training from early morning till late at night.


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Where is the Shaolin Temple - Accommodation

Where is the Shaolin Temple – Accommodation

While in Wangzhigou, program participant’s accommodation is in a hotel with 3-bed mixed dorms and shared bathrooms.

A dorm is a room with several beds, which may be occupied by other members of our programs, or other guests staying at the hotel at that time. Dorms are equipped with TVs, kettles and air conditioning.

Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, but there are no laundry services, so please pack with this in mind. En-suite private rooms are also available, at extra cost and depending on availability.

Please Contact Us for more information if you would like to enquire about private room availability.



Where is the Shaolin Temple - Training Facilities

Where is the Shaolin Temple – Training facilities

Morning warm ups and taichi training take place in the scenic areas surrounding the Temple.

Where we train inside the Temple depends on the weather, and is either inside the main training hall, or in one of the Temple’s courtyards.

Washrooms are available, but be prepared to bring your own drinking water to training sessions.


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Where is the Shaolin Temple - Around the Shaolin Temple

Where is the Shaolin Temple – Around the Shaolin Temple

The Shaolin Temple is inside the Shaolin Scenic Area, at the base of Song Shan Mountain. 

The scenic area is home to many sites of historical and cultural interest, and some stunning views on clear days.

Our Shaolin Bootcamps include optional excursions to see some of these beautiful locations.


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2 Responses

  1. Kriz

    Got chatting last night to the ceshnie fellow who runs the convenience store downstairs. Somehow we got onto china, the fact that it is full of cities that never sleep (as Felix suggested, there are a few aside from New York), the yum cha, and then mountains. He googled something and swung the screen around to show me these spectacular rocky things with temples on top (three thousand years old he said). People climbing stairs on narrow ridges. Magnificent. But at times the transport routes were a little questionable. In some parts, a wooden plank to stand on and a chain or rope to hang onto. Harness? What’s that. If you plan on taking part in this please don’t tell me! xxxOh and pre-Olympic Beijing should be amazing. photos pls.

    • CK Martial Hearts

      The area around Shaolin Temple is very beautiful, there is no doubt. It’s also a tourist scenic spot, so it’s really quite safe, as far as mountains go, so nothing to worry about there! 🙂