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Luoyang

Luoyang, as one of four great ancient capitals in China, lies just south of the Yellow River in Henan Province. As a dynastic city second only to Xi’an, Luoyang is best-known for its historical tourists sites such as Longmen Caves and Shaolin Temple. Located on the central plain of China, Luoyang is regarded as one of the cradles of the Chinese civilization. In 1027BC of Zhou Dynasty, the capital was established here, and the city acted as the capital of nine dynasties during the next 2,000years. So many historical sites are remained in Luoyang. Besides, some significant and historical art works, from Neolithic until China’s early dynasties can be seen in the Luoyang Museum. Around Luoyang, the natural landscape is also very fantastic.

Things To Do

Immerse in Landscape of Longmen Mountain

Thirteen Kilometers to the south of Luoyang, Longmen Mountain locates on the banks of the River Yi. The beauty of Longmen Mountain lies in the grottoes on the mountain. Strolling on the bank of Yi River and appreciating the sculptured Buddhist statues make you immerse in the historical atmosphere. The landscape of Longmen Mountain contains not only Longmen Cave and its Buddhist statues but Xiangshan Temple and the middle reach of Yi River. These attractions lighten the Longmen Mountain.

As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Longmen Cave should be your must-see attraction.

Eat Luoyang Water Banquet

It is said that Luoyang Water Banquet was formed in Sui (518AD-618AD) and Tang dynasties. Luoyang Water Banquet is composed of 24 meat and vegetable dishes. The dishes are eaten one after another. The banquet is characterized by soup and is very notable for its sour and spicy flavors.

See Luoyang Peonies

Luoyang Peonies bloom in April and is regarded as the ‘king of all flowers’. When peonies bloom, Luoyang is very crowded with tourists. Peonies began to plant in Sui Dynasty and was given a name of Flower King in Song Dynasty(960AD-1279AD). Luoyang has become a best place to watch peonies since ancient China. When you happen to visit Luoyang in April, you will be thrown into the sea of peonies.

Watch opera in Luoyang

In China, many places have their own local opera. Without exception, you can also watch the local opera in Luoyang. The plots of the opera in Luoyang are derived from the daily life of common people and folklores. Watching helps you to know more about the life of common people and history of this city.

Best Time to Visit

From April 1st to May 10th of each year, the peony fair is on in Luoyang. And the weather in Luoyang is warm and comfortable. During this period, tourists can see the peonies in the main attractions and parks and gardens. For those tourists who don’t take an interest in peonies, another recommended time is in autumn. It is very enjoyable and relaxed to climb the mountain in the cool weather in Luoyang.

Luoyang Attractions

Luoyang enjoys a reputation of birthplace of Chinese civilization. Served as the capital city of ancient China for over 4,000 years, Luoyang are rich in numerous cultural and historical attractions like White Horse Temple and Longmen Grottoes, etc. Besides these historical relics, the natural landscape around Luoyang is also very intoxicating. For instance, Baiyunshan National Forest Park has the reputation of “Natural Museum”. The below-mentioned Luoyang tourist attractions joined with Luoyang tours will help you to learn the Chinese culture and history in this area.

Longmen Grottoes
Ancient Tomb Museum
Luoyang Museum
Shaolin Temple
White Horse Temple
Baiyunshan National Park

Luoyang Tours

Train Tour

9 Days Beijing, Xi’an, Luoyang, Shaolin Temple by Bullet Train (TT04)

From$2,399$1,090
9 Day 7 Nights
Experiencing Rich Chinese Culture from Beijing, Yellow River Region and Xi'an, Learn a little Chinese Martial Arts at Shaolin Temple.
Kungfu Tour

12 Days Beijing, Xian, Luoyang and Shanghai Kungfu Tour (KF02)

From$3,599$1,999
12 Days and 10 Nights
Our 12 days Kung Fu tour is designed for Kung Fu fans to appreciate the inherent cultural connotation. The most popular destinations such as Beijing and Shanghai are included in the itinerary. The Shaolin Temple, where you can have a broad overview of Kung Fu, is also included.
Affordable

15 Days Historical Capitals of China (EDCC14)

From$2,799$2,299
15 Days and 13 Nights
Visiting 6 Capitals in Chinese Culture back from QIN Dynasty. Beijing, Henan Province, Xi'an and Shanghai.

Luoyang Culture

With long history, Luoyang is considered as the first capital during the ancient China. According to historical documents, Luoyang was the center of economy and politics as the dynastic capital of 13 dynasties. The earliest historical documents Hetu Luoshu (two mysterious patterns with black and hollow points is regarded as the source of Chinese civilization) was derived from Luoyang. Heluo culture and civilization, centering on Luoyang area, made up of the important portion of Chinese civilization.

Culture

With long history, Luoyang is considered as the first capital during the ancient China. According to historical documents, Luoyang was the center of economy and politics as the dynastic capital of 13 dynasties. The earliest historical documents Hetu Luoshu (two mysterious patterns with black and hollow points is regarded as the source of Chinese civilization) was derived from Luoyang. Heluo culture and civilization, centering on Luoyang area, made up of the important portion of Chinese civilization.

Historical Art

The world-famous historical art found in Luoyang is Longmen Caves. As one of four great grottoes in China, the Longmen Caves lies on the bank of River Yi, thirteen kilometers to the south of Luoyang. With the history of more than one thousand years, the Longmen Caves was damaged more or less by earthquake, water erosion or looters, but the most of them are remained and still keep impressive. The ancient craftsmen used the riverside cliffs to create 1,352 caves with over 70 pagodas and about 100,000 statues.

On November 30th, 2000, the Longmen Cave was inscribe on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Traditional Architecture

As one of Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Luoyang remains some traditional buildings such as typical Shaolin Temple and White Horse Temple.

Located on the east Laocheng District of Luoyang City, White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple when Buddhism was officially introduced into China. Some rare and precious ancient Buddhist statues can be found in the temple. The structure of surviving buildings can be traced back to Ming Dynasty (1368 A.D.-1644 A.D.) but many of constructions has the original Han bricks.

Shaolin Temple, in Dengfeng County, has a reputation of hometown of kungfu. At the foot of Song Mountain, about 300 meters away from the temple, lies Pagoda Forest including about 250 pagodas constructed in different dynasties, which show the various architectural styles in different dynasties.

Traditional Opera

Heluo Bass Drum performance was dated back to the end of Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The local people regard Heluo Bass Drum performance as storytelling. The performance is usually showed in the courtyard of countryside.

Traditional Art

Tang Dynasty tri-colored glazed pottery(Tangsanci) mostly used yellow, green and white during process of producing. Because the earliest Tangsanci was produced in Luoyang so that it was also called Luoyang Tangsanci. With history of over 1,000 years, Tang Dynasty tri-colored glazed pottery enjoy the reputation of rarity of oriental art.

Luoyang Food

Due to its long history of the capital of different dynasties, the food culture in Luoyang has developed for thousands of years so that the local food and snacks are very popular among the folk. Luoyang food is characterized with rich soup which means that the most dishes may be cooked in soup and eaten in soup.

Food

Due to its long history of the capital of different dynasties, the food culture in Luoyang has developed for thousands of years so that the local food and snacks are very popular among the folk. Luoyang food is characterized with rich soup which means that the most dishes may be cooked in soup and eaten in soup.

What to eat in Luoyang

Luoyang Water Banquet

Luoyang Water Banquet is a traditional and famous dish. There are 24 dishes accompanied with soup. There are two reasons for the name Water Banquet. The first one is that all dishes are served with soups, while the second reason is that the dishes are provided one after another. The food features the meat and vegetable dishes with the sour, spicy, sweety and salty flavors.

Luoyang Water Banquet was derived from the folk so that it is essential during the important feast.

Hula Soup

Hula Soup is very popular dish for breakfast so that in most part of China it can be eaten. But the Hula Soup in Luoyang is very authentic and tasty. The more vegetables and other ingredients such as chopped beef and peanuts are added into the soup. When eating, you can pour some vinegar and sesame oil.

Carp

The carps in Luoyang is caught from the Yellow River. It is very favored by the local people and tourists. When the carp is steamed, cook makes its head tip-tilted, which symbolizes happiness and good luck.

Bufan Soup

With history of 120 years, Bufan Soup was created by Liu Zhensheng and developed by his offspring. It is a typical and tasty local dish in Luoyang.

Where to Eat in Luoyang

Yaxiangluo Restaurant
Address: No.4 Anhui Road, Jianxi District, Luoyang
Telephone: 0379 64921555

Mutton Soup Restaurant
Address: Third floor, Xinduhui Square, No.56 of Jiefang Road, Xigong District
Telephone: 0379 63106886

Old Luoyang Noodles Restaurant
Address: Wangcheng Road
Telephone: 0379 65363855

Zhenbutong Restaurant
Address: No359 Zhongzhou Zhong Lu, east of the Xiguan Bus Stop
Telephone: 0379 62515566

Luoyang Shopping

Most of tourists would like to buy some local products and handicrafts as souvenirs to their family or friends when they visit a new places. The souvenirs remind them of what they have experience. Luoyang has many local products ranging from fruits to handicrafts and replicas. What you can buy in Luoyang includes Tri-colored Glazed Pottery of the Tang Dynasty, bronze vessels, Luoyang embroidery, Luoyang paper-cut, Luoyang Palace Lantern, etc.

Shopping

Most of tourists would like to buy some local products and handicrafts as souvenirs to their family or friends when they visit a new places. The souvenirs remind them of what they have experience. Luoyang has many local products ranging from fruits to handicrafts and replicas. What you can buy in Luoyang includes Tri-colored Glazed Pottery of the Tang Dynasty, bronze vessels, Luoyang embroidery, Luoyang paper-cut, Luoyang Palace Lantern, etc.

What to Buy

Tri-colored Glazed Pottery of Tang Dynasty

Prevailed in Tang Dynasty, the Tri-colored Glazed Pottery is a kind of pottery made in the low temperature. With the history of a thousand year, the Tri-colored Glazed Pottery represents the essence of art of Tang Dynasty. The Tri-colored Glazed Pottery is mainly in the shape of horses, camel, female figures and soldier figures. The Tri-colored Glazed Pottery you can buy is the replicas of the ancient unearthed ones.

Bronze Vessels

Luoyang is considered as the birthplace of the bronze vessels in China. The production of bronze vessels can be dated back to Xia Dynasty, the first dynasty of China and prevailed in Zhou Dynasty (1046BC-771BC). Luoyang Art Institute and Luoyang Art and Craft Factory have duplicated the bronze vessels since 1973. The replicas of the ancient bronze vessels not only display some aspects of Chinese history but also make people appreciate the art of bronze vessels as indoor decorations.

Luoyang Paper-Cut

Luoyang Paper-Cut is a very traditional decorative art which can be traced back to Han and Tang dynasties. In the beginning, the ancient maiden used gold and silvery foils and brocades to cut the shapes of flowers and birds and then pasted them on both temples. With gradual development, the paper-cuts were pasted on the windows and doors during the festivals. It is one of best choices for your souvenirs.

Luoyang Embroidery

Luoyang Embroidery is a kind of very traditional artwork with history of more than 2,000 years. Luoyang embroidery is made of linen weaved in unique technique with the help of pharmaceuticals. The patterns of Luoyang Embroidery includes human figures, flowers, birds, animals, mountains, rivers and gardens. Luoyang Embroidery is characterized by bright colors and exquisite craftsmanship.

Luoyang Palace Lantern
According to the folk legend, the Luoyang Palace Lantern was made for celebrating the unification of China by Emperor Guangwu after establishing capital in Luoyang. The various lanterns were suspended in the palace when the emperor feast his courtiers, hence the name. Then the palace lanterns began to popular in the folk. There are various kinds of Palace Lanterns in Luoyang. The common lanterns you can see are red round yarn lanterns,white square lanterns, dragon head lanterns with six colors, butterfly lanterns, lanterns with the pattern of two dragons playing with a ball and etc. Among them, red round yarn lanterns with elegant shape enjoys high reputation. It can be easily folded and kept.

Where to Buy

Luoyang Wangfujing Department Store
Address: No.429, middle Zhong Zhou Road Luoyang

Lianhua Dongfang Department Store
Telephone: 0379 64275366
Address: No.46 Jinghua Road of Jianxi District

Henan Local Products Store
Telephone: 0379 63530800
Address: No.1-7, Lijing Gate, Laocheng District

Xinduhui Business Center
Telephone: 0379 63106188
Address: at the crossing of South Shachang Road and Middle Zhongzhou Road, Xigong District

Wanda Plaza
Address: on Liaoning Road

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