Luoyang Travel Guide

Luoyang Travel Guide

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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.
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- Last modified on Apr. 09, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Luoyang Travel
Asked by Sakul from THAILAND | Apr. 07, 2019 02:26Reply
Where is China National Flower Garden?
Is it near Shenzhou Peony Garden 神州牡丹园 and the white horse temple? Can we do all these three in one day?
2. What other good attractions are near to National Flower Garden 洛阳国花园?
3. Is Shenzhou Peony Garden 神州牡丹园 good to visit?

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Liam from USA | Apr. 09, 2019 01:44

1. They are not close and the distance is around 20km.
2. There are several museums nearby including Luoyang Museum and Luoyang Art Museum.
3. It's worth visiting.
Asked by Ruby from VIET NAM | Mar. 21, 2019 15:24Reply
Hi. We will visit the Luoyang longmen grottoes in 28th April morning.
After that, we intend to visit 2 parks to see the peony flower. Can you help to advise which parks have many kinds of peony in full bloom that time and special kinds of peony as well. And how to move from
longmen grottoes to these parks?
I found many parks and am getting confused: National Peony Garden 洛阳国家牡丹园; Shenzhou Peony Garden 神州牡丹园; National Flower Garden 洛阳国花园; International Peony Garden 洛阳国际牡丹园; China National Flower Garden 中国国花园. Thank you
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Answered by Nelly from USA | Mar. 21, 2019 20:22

Hi, the first one and the last one are most recommended: National Peony Garden and China National Flower Garden.

From the Longmen Grottoes to National Peony Garden, you can take Bus Line 81/K81 to the Luoyang Railway Station first and then walk west about 200m to transfer to the Bus Line 51/K51 to the park.

To China National Flower Garden, you can take the Bus Line 81/K81 directly to the Orchard Intersection of Longmen avenue. Get off the bus and walk southwest about 400m to get there.
Asked by Phui Yong Lee from SINGAPORE | Mar. 14, 2019 21:52Reply
Hi is there any public bus to any park that can watch peony flower from longmen grottoes?
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Answered by Adam from FINLAND | Mar. 19, 2019 01:22

You can see the peony flower at Wangcheng Park. From Longmen grottoes, you can take public bus no.99 to the park directly.
Asked by Valentin Marchais from FRANCE | Dec. 20, 2018 03:14Reply
I intend to reach Xi'an from Luoyang using regular train ( not high speed )
but impossible to find the railway station.
Is it the same place that Longmen Station ? I read somewhere there was two stations, so I'm asking ..
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Answered by Wanda from FRANCE | Dec. 20, 2018 23:48

It is not Longmen Railway Station. The correct one is Luoyang Railway Station, which is located at No. 1, Daonan Road.
Asked by khin zaw win from SINGAPORE | Nov. 13, 2018 00:28Reply
planning to go to Luoyang late November, any suitable hotels that close to railway stations?
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Answered by Ogden from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 13, 2018 19:24

Babylon Hotel, a three-star hotel located at No.11 Jiefang Road, Xigong District and about 0.6 kilometers from the railway station. The starting price is about CNY150 per night.

Wudo Hotel, a four-star hotel located at intersection of South Shachang Road and Tanggong Road, Xigong District and about 1.6 kilometers from the railway station. The starting price is about CNY 300.
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