Looking at Luoyang city today, it is hard to believe that this was once one of the most important places in the country, carrying a wealth of history, glory and intrigue. Like many Chinese cities, Luoyang has suffered from "modernization" attempts that have taken place in recent years. The result is that today, Luoyang has a rather uninspiring and dull appearance.
That said, there remain a wealth of historical and religious relics to occupy the keen traveler for a few days. The Longmen Caves are the most famous of the city sites, a large scale complex of Buddhist sculptures carved out of natural cliff, considered by many to be among the most important relics in the country.
As one of China's seven ancient capitals, Luoyang remains some of its cultural landmarks, which offer visitors to explore the city's glorious past, while the best place to know Luoyang's history is the Luoyang Museum.
Situated in the northern suburbs of Luoyang, the Yellow River Xiaolangdi Scenic Area is home to the Xiaolangdi Water Conservancy Project. The project plays an essential role in irrigation, flood prevention and electricity generation for people in the lower reaches of the Yellow River. The reservoir divides the river into thousands of sections making the area look like a 'Thousand Island Lake.'
A visit to one of these interesting residential houses and have a close-up view of the local's life will prove to be an interesting and memorable experience.
Jiaozuo Situated in northeast Henan Province, the city of Jiaozuo lies to the east of Xinxiang, west of Luoyang, and north of the Taihang Mountain, neighboring Zhengzhou (separated by the Yellow River) to the south.Because of its rich tourist resources, superior geographical location and cultural relics of thousands of years, Jiaozuo abounds in unique natural and historical sights, such as the National Yuntai Mountain Resort, the Qingtian River, the Shennong Mountain, the Fenglin Canyon and so on. The Global Yuntai Mountain Geological Park, consisted of the Yuntai Mountain, Qinglong Canyon, Fenglin Canyon, Shennong Mountain and Qingtian River, has been recognized by the UNESCO as one of twenty-eight global geological parks in the first group. Also, there are six key scenic spots under state protection, such as the Site of Old Prefecture, Jiayingguan and mausoleum of Han Yu (one of the famous literati in the Tang Dynasty). Jiaozuo is also the birthplace of the famous shadow-boxing. The vigorous but gentle Chens, Taijiquan derived from one of the villages here called Chenjiagou 300 years ago. It is a very popular sport spread widely across the world till today and regarded as one of the treasures both in Chinese martial arts and the world cultural relics.
Zhengzhou, as an outstanding tourist city and one of the eight Chinese ancient cities, is always the first destination of any Henan tour. Located between the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River, this ancient and lively city is the cradle of the splendid culture of the Chinese Nation.>>>zheng zhou Attraction
Located in northeastern Henan Province, the city of Kaifeng has an illustrious and in some ways unique 3000-year history. Many of the city's treasures are enclosed by the Old City Walls. The city was a major center of the development of Chinese civilization and culture. It served for a time as capital of the Wei Dynasty, the Liang, the Han, the Zhou and as a capital during the Five Dynasties period of disunion (907-960 AD, after the collapse of the Tang Dynasty), the Northern Song, and the Jin Dynasty. In all, Kaifeng was the capital of China for parts of seven different dynastic periods. During the 11th Century it was the largest single city in the world.>>> Kaifeng Attractions