Luoyang Travel Guide

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Luoyang Travel Guide

Located in west Henan Province, Luoyang is in the middle reaches of the Yellow River and encircled by mountains and plains. It is the cradle of Chinese civilization, as it was the capital city of 13 ancient dynasties from Xia Dynasty (21st-16th century BC). Boasting the world heritage site Longmen Grottoes and adjacent location to the famous Shaoling Temple, it is a popular destination in central China.

Peony is the city flower. The Peony Culture Festival, starting in April, attracts a great number of travelers worldwide. It is also famed as the 'Poets Capital' because poets and literates of ancient times often gathered there and left great works.

Chinese culture and religion have close relationship with the city. Many Chinese legends happened there, such as Nvwa Patching the Sky. Taoism originated there and the first Buddhist temple set up by the government was there. Many ancient inventions such as the seismograph, armillary sphere, paper making, printing and the compass originated there.

Luoyang Train
There is an excellent public transport system in Luoyang City. Beijiao Airport has many domestic flights to many large cities in other provinces. With two railway stations and Longhai Railway (an important east-west rail trunk) passing through, trains are readily available to reach the city. Longmen Railway Station makes sightseeing convenient. Special tourist buses near the Railway Station stretch to nearby cities and scenic spots.

Water Feast in Luoyang
Dining is quite an enjoyable experience in Luoyang. The famous local Water Feast comprises of a series of soup dishes and is a great feast for eyes and taste buds. The time-honored Yan Cai, offers delicate and delicious imperial dishes such as the Yellow River Carp. Zhenbutong, an old and famous restaurant, is highly recommended. The various local snacks, including the Bufan Soup, Pepper Soup, mutton soup, and beef soup are all worth trying.

Shopping in Luoyang
Local specialties such as ancient-style Palace Lanterns, bronze vessels and tri-colored glazed potteries will no doubt delight your eyes and offer you ideal souvenirs. Most souvenirs can be purchased at the old block of Lijing Gate Area. Today Shopping Mall (Xin Du Hui) is a place you can buy modern items and entertain yourselves.

Luoyang Old Street is a great place to go at night, because you can feel its long history as well as taste the authentic food. Vendors along the street offer mouth-watering snacks. If your visiting time is between April to October, you can try seeing the Longmen Grottoes at night. Colorful lights make the statues more beautiful and give them a sense of mystery.

Some basic facts and practical information are provided to help your trip, business or living in the city.
  • Area & Zip Code
  • Festivals
  • Hospitals
  • Banks
  • Post Office
  • Churches

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- Last updated on Feb. 28, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Luoyang Travel
Asked by Aaron Chang from MALAYSIA | Feb. 27, 2024 19:13Reply
ride hailing!
Is it easy to get a ride from shaolin temple to luoyang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Thomas | Feb. 28, 2024 19:43

It is better to re-book in advance.
Asked by Liza from SINGAPORE | Feb. 24, 2024 21:37Reply
Bus 81 to Longmen Grottoes
Does anyone have any idea what is the operating hours for this sightseeing bus 81 to Longmen Grottoes?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Feb. 26, 2024 18:35

The bus is operated from 5:30 to 20:00.
Asked by Ple from THAILAND | Sep. 22, 2023 06:22Reply
The​ weather​ in​ luoyang.
What's the weather like at Shaolin Temple in November? Is there snow? Traveling from Luoyang by bus, where do I get​ on the bus?
Answers (2)
Answered by Nancy | Sep. 24, 2023 19:42

Luoyang weather in November is a little cold with the temp of 5-14C. It hardly rains this month but you do need to prepare some warm clothes.

You can take a bus from Luoyang Bus Terminal opposite to the Railway Station and the bus departs from 6:50 to 16:30 with an interval of about 1 hour.
Answered by Ple | Sep. 25, 2023 22:55

Thank​ you​ Nancy.
Asked by sabina from NEPAL | Jan. 15, 2020 20:21Reply
I want to make a two day trip in luoyang. how I can manage?
I dont want to miss shaolin temple,songshan mountain, longmen grottoes .
Answers (1)
Answered by Brenda from USA | Jan. 16, 2020 17:29

Day 1: Go to Songshan in the morning and visit Shaolin temple in the afternoon.
Day 2: Longmen Grottoes
Asked by Deborah from ITALY | Oct. 03, 2019 09:56Reply
From Luoyang to Pingyao
Hi, I would like to go from Luoyang to Pingyao, but I can't find informations about the bus/train transport between the two..does anyone know about it? Thank you :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Joy from THAILAND | Oct. 11, 2019 00:18

There is only one direct train you can take. It departs at 19:04.
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