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Luoyang locationLuoyang is located in the western part of Henan Province, the city boasts a history of nearly 5,000 years. It has served as the political, economic and cultural centre of China on a number of occasions throughout China's long history. The city is one of the seven ancient capitals of China. Archaeologists have confirmed that Luoyang was the capital during the reigns of 96 emperors in 13 dynasties such as Xia, Shang, the Western Zhou, the Eastern Zhou, Eastern Han, Cao Wei, Western Jin, Northern Wei, Sui, Tang, Later Liang, Later Tang and Later Jin over a period of 1,529 years. Luoyang was the first to be made a capital. Of the seven ancient capitals of China Luoyang served as a capital the longest in time and for the most of dynasties. The city's long history as a centre of China's public life has left it with a rich cultural heritage.

As a famous historical and cultural city, Luoyang in recent years has tried to attract more domestic and overseas tourists with its splendid culture and distinctive features of the ancient capital. Today, there are eight major historical and cultural sites under state protection, 54 under provincial protection and 1,074 under municipal and county protection. The precious cultural relies unearthed totalled more than 400,000 pieces. Up to now, the number of cultural relics exhumed in Luoyang accounted for one-third of the total cultural relies discovered in Henan Province. Therefore Luoyang is crowned the underground treasure house of cultural relics.

The Longmen Grottoes, one of the most famous sets of grottoes in China, is a treasure house of Buddhist culture and art. The Baima (White Horse) Temple was the first Buddhist temple established by the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220) government after Buddhism was introduced into China. Mangshan Mountain, located in the city's suburbs, has the largest number of imperial mausoleums, the oldest dating back to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BC). It is also home to China's first ancient mausoleums museum. The world's first museum of ancient tombs was set up here.

Luoyang boasts many beautiful natural scenic spots. To the north, there is the Yellow River-the mother river of the Chinese nation, the scenic Xiaolangdi Reservoir and the tomb of Emperor Guangwu of the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220). To the south, there is the Baiyun State Forest Park, a limestone cave in the Jiguan Mountain, Shaolin Monastery and Songshan Mountain, famous as the home for Shaolin martial arts, is located in the southern part of Luoyang, along with the Baiyun Mountain and Huaguo Mountain national forest parks and the Jiuguanshan Caves. With a cultivation history of more than 1,500 years, the city has over 600 varieties of peony, which are well known the world over. In mid-April, the fragrant peony is in full blossom in a blaze of colour. Since 1983, the Luoyang peony fair is held annually to attract milions of Chinese and overseas tourists for sightseeing and business people for trade talks.

China Great Travel offers customized Luoyang tours which including private Luoyang tour packages and group big bus day trips. The following tours are for your reference. There are many other tour attractions you can choose. We are always ready to tailor make a private and personal Luoyang tour package for you which can have more tourist destinations included: Beijing, Kaifeng, Shanghai, Hohot, Tianjin, Pingyao or Yangtse River. Just send us an email to get our travel expert help planning your China tour to Luoyang.

Private Luoyang Tours

Shaolin Temple 2 Days China Luoyang Tour
Tour Code: Luoyang_01
Summary: Explore White Horse Temple that was built in 68 A.D and was the first temple since the introduction of Buddhism into China. Longmen Grottos date back to the 4th century and has more than 100,000 Buddhist sculptures. This tour also includes a trip to Shaolin Temple that is the cradle of Zen Buddhism and Kungfu.

Longmen Grottos 10-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Luoyang (Shaolin Temple) And Shanghai Tour
Tour Code: CNT_17
Summary: Imposing Beijing, modern Shanghai and mysterious Shaolin Kungfu, while refering to China, those words may appear in your mind. In this tour you have the opportunity to visit those places for yourself. Come and experience this magic nation.

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