To get to the Shaolin temple, go to China. You can do it yourself, book your tickets and hotel, or book a guided tour. To settle better hotels in the town of Dengfeng, Henan province, thirteen kilometers from which the monastery belongs.
Get your visa to China. Go to the Consulate, taking with him the following set of documents:
- passport with validity of at least six months from the date of return from the trip;

- application form (print from the Embassy website or get when submitting the documents);

- one color photograph, three to four;

- a valid invitation issued by authorized travel agencies of China, or a confirmed hotel reservation.
Direct flights Moscow-Dengfeng no. Deciding to get to Shaolin yourself, buy a plane ticket to Beijing. If you pick up the flights of foreign airlines, you can save considerably on the payment. Find any option on the website http://www.finnair.comand on the portals of carriers, Emirates, Etihad Airways, S7. They operate flights with a stopover in various cities, spending a correspondingly longer time. But the cost of tickets is quite low.
From Beijing to Dantana fly on airplanes of local airlines. Book a ticket on the website Specify number of passengers, date of travel, class of service.
Book a hotel in Dentine. The only one that is available for orders places via the Internet - the Shaolin international. This three-star hotel with a standard set of amenities. To call by phone: +86(371)62866188. And online application to keep using the site
To get from Dantana to the Shaolin monastery, go to the bus stop. The town is small, you will find the buses to the monastery, according to the inscription in English. The fare is fifteen yuan. Ticket for entry to the complex is one hundred yuan. Detailed information about Shaolin look at the official site
If you are a fan of independent travel, contact your tour operator. It is better to choose large, well-reputed in the market of tourist services. Tell the Manager that you want to visit the Shaolin temple. The Agency will recommend you a tour that meets the unusual needs. Of course, the cost will be disproportionately higher tour organized independently. But you don't need to worry about anything, all questions will handle the company.