|Ticket Office of Wangcheng Park|
Standing in front of the gate, visitors will be awed by the structure's simplicity and dignity. With red walls and glazed tiles, the gate depicts the ancient architectural style of the city. Upon entering, guests will see a huge Ding symbolizing the power of the emperor in front of a stone screen. The vessel is a duplicate of the Zhou Dynasty Ding unearthed in Jin Village in Luoyang. Wangcheng Park consists of five scenic areas: the History and Culture area, the Peony Admiring Area, the Peony Culture Area, the Wangcheng Zoo and the Amusement Area.
History and Culture Area
|Peonies in Wangcheng Park|
The History and Culture Area is in the west of the Wangcheng Park. In this area, tourists will enjoy a journey to the Zhou Dynasty and Chinese Civilization. Here attractions such as the Jishengzhu Tablets, Shenyuantai Hall, Jicheng Hall, Zhou Memorial Pavilion and Mingdemen Gate will educate visitors in the architecture and culture of the ancient city. Each site reflects the glamour of Zhou Dynasty, Han Dynasty (206BC-220) and Tang Dynasty (618-907). Another attraction worth seeing is the Hetu and Luoshu Tablet. Hetu and luoshu refer to the two special diagrams depicted on the tablet. Legend has it that long ago a man named Fu Xi saw a dragon appear out of the Yellow River with Hetu on its back, and an immortal turtle spring up from the Luo River with Luoshu on its back. After careful study, Fu Xi drew out the Eight Diagrams according to what he had seen on the dragon and turtle.
Peony Admiring Area
Peony Culture Area
Wangcheng Zoo & the Amusement Area
How to get to Wangcheng Park
2. Take bus 78 to Wangcheng Gongyuan Beimen.
|Entrance Fee||Wangcheng Park is free of charge; the zoo inside charges CNY 15. |
Tourists are required to buy the entrance tickets during the Peony Festival held from early April to early May every year. The ticket covers both the park and the zoo. The ticket price for the Peony Festival is CNY 20 from Monday to Friday and CNY 30 for weekends and public holidays.
Have peony on that day?
At Luoyang Railway Station bus stop, you can take bus no. 102 to the park directly. I don't think it is convenient to pass by the park to head for Shaolin Temple as the tourism buses to the temple start from the railway station.