Luoyang Travel Guide

Luoyang Travel Guide

Shaolin Kungfu Show
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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.
  • Area & Zip Code
  • Festivals
  • Hospitals
  • Banks
  • Post Office
  • Churches

- Last modified on Jan. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Luoyang Travel
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.
Asked by Michael from NIGERIA | Oct. 12, 2018 00:47Reply
How much would it cost me to travel to zhenjiang jiangsu province by air,land and railway. Thanks
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Answered by Care from USA | Oct. 15, 2018 23:43

Where will you leave for Zhenjiang? From Luoyang to Zhenjiang? If yes, the train costs on a second class seat is CNY413 per person. There is no direct bus or plane to Zhenjiang so you are advised to take the train with duration of about 4 - 4.5 hours.
Asked by PL from THAILAND | Mar. 17, 2017 10:12Reply
From Luoyang to Zhengzhou, can i go by bus where is bus station and how long does it take?
Thank you very much,
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Answered by Katherine from CANADA | Mar. 18, 2017 04:22

You can take th direct coach from LY Main Bus Station, which is located at No.71, Daonan Road, Xigong District. The bus schedules are from 07:00 to 19:00. The ticket fare is CNY 50 per person. The trip usually takes around 2.5 hours.
Asked by Wong from MALAYSIA | Feb. 25, 2017 09:31Reply
Laojun Mountain Temple
Limited info for Laojun Temple and cable car. I saw pic, the scenery is stunning..
Want to ask, how to go? Should i go for 1 day or 2 days for Laojun Mountain? How to get more info? I'm staying in Luoyang. I'm with parent, age 60 plus.. able to go? What is the plan if i go 2d 1n? How to go from LY to the mountain... Pls help...
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Answered by Song Chenbo from CHINA | Feb. 27, 2017 03:56

you had better spend 2 days at least on the can take a bus from Luoyang to Luanchan at Luoyang bus station.the mountain is little high so you had batter take some tourism transportation.
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