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Luoyang Attraction

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.

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 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.

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These are highly recommended for you to have a visit.
They are the typical symbolization in Luoyang!

 
The Longmen Grottoes (Longmen Caves)
The Longmen Grottos are on the Yihe River bank, some 12 kilometers from ancient Luoyang city, about 30 minutes' drive. It is one of the three most important Buddhist sculptures and carvings in China. The Longmen Grottos enjoy a good location where two mountains confront each other between which flows the Yihe---

Shaolin Temple 
Located at the foot of Mount Song near Zhengzhou City Henan Province in Dengfeng, the Shaolin Temple (also known as Shaolin Monastery) is a Chan Buddhist (Zen Buddhist) temple. Founded in the 5th century, the monastery has been long renowned for its association with Chinese martial arts and particularly with Shaolin Kung Fu.

White Horse Temple (Baima Temple)According to Chinese ancient history, the White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China, established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han capital Luoyang. This small-sized temple is considered by most believers as “the cradle of Chinese Buddhism”. Guan Lin Temple 
About seven kilometers (about 4.5 miles) south of Luoyang City, Guanlin Temple is celebrated as a legendary place where Guan Yu’s head was buried, who was a well-known general of the Kingdom of Shu in Chinese history. Therefore, Guanlin Temple enjoys another name of “General Guan’ Tomb” as well
Luoyang Museum of Ancient Tomb An interesting old saying goes that Suzhou and Hangzhou are good places to live, while Luoyang is a good place to die. Many of the ancient emperors, princes, generals and other public celebrities took this advice and left orders that they were to be buried in Luoyang after their death.Located at Mount Mang about 10 km (6 miles) north of Luoyang City, Luoyang Ancient Tomb Museum is a special museum dedicated to ancient tombs with coverage of almost 3 hectares (7.4 acres) and presents architecture of Han Dynasty style.

 

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.'

Luoyang Peony Festival 
"East or west, Luoyang Peony is the best", Peony is the city flower of Luoyang and was praise as "the king of flowers". From the Tang dynasty, Luoyang is the most popular place for peony, and enjoy peony is become a culture, more than 350 kinds of peony in here and "yaohuang", "kuizi"are praise as king and queen of peony. There will hold a big flower enjoy meeting when the time of peony bloom in April 15 to 25 every year

Shaolin Kungfu
The training chambers of Shaolin Temple have assumed a nearly mythical status among martial artists, probably because of the legendary results of their successful students. In reality, the chambers were simply training areas for different aspects of kung fu. Some were style-specific, that is, where you would learn the kuen (formwork) of tiger or dragon. Others were places for muscular development, such as horse-training and water-carrying chambers.
Cave Dwellings in Luoyang
Cave dwellings are called Yaodong in Chinese , which means arched tunnels. Cave dwellings stretch across six provinces in north China and a large number of people still live in such ancient and traditional" architecture"
 


History museums:

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.


Temple:

Luoyang's glory lay not only in its flourishing business acitivities. With several royal temples, it also used to be a religious and cultural center of China.


Natural Scenery:

With enchanting scenery encircled by well-known mountains and hills, Luoyang and the Yi-Luo River Basin, encompass a large expanse of natural landscape in various forms and colors.

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.'


 Traditional residence:

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.

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 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.

Sanmenxia City This is a beautiful land that perfectly blends the ancient and the modern, which certainly provides great opportunities and prospects for tourism development. There are many places of historic and cultural interests, such as Guo Kingdom Museum,   Sanmenxia Dam Scenic Area

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