Longmen Grottoes is the best place for history lovers to explore the Charm of Luoyang when you are entering this magnificent scenery, you will be astonished by this thousand-year art treasure house and beautiful Buddha statues sculpted in caves.
If you are a fan of Chinese Kungfu, Shaolin Temple might be a good option; it is the most famous Martial arts shrine and Temples in China, many domestic and foreign travellers will come from far and wide to visit the fabled birthplace of martial arts movements.
The White Horse Temple was built in the Eastern Han Dynasty (68 AD), and is honoured as the "Cradle of Buddhism in China." According to legend, the temple was derived from the allusion of "White Horse Fu Sutra".
In April, Luoyang has already fully embraced spring as the peonies are blooming. Peony blossom appreciation is an ancient tradition for the Chinese since the Tang Dynasty (618-907) when Luoyang was China's capital.
Luoyang enjoys a warm temperate continental monsoon climate, with windy springs and dry climate in spring, hot summers, centralized rain, adequate sunshine, dry and cold winters, and sparse rain and snow. Among them, from April to November ( Spring-Autumn ) are the best seasons to Luoyang.
Meanwhile, The Annual Luoyang Peony Festival from 10th to 25th April is the best time to see the blooming peonies, so there may be exciting activities during the festival.
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Dining in Luoyang is quite an enjoyable experience, it provides various dishes, including Water Feast, Yan Cai and Yellow River Carps that will greatly satisfy your taste buds. Luoyang's local specialities such as Palace Lanterns, bronze vessels and Tri-colored glazed potteries will no doubt delight your eyes and offer you ideal souvenirs. Being a modern city as well, Luoyang has hotels of all standards which provide you with quite a broad choice for your stay. Most of the hotels have reasonable room prices and perfect services.
Luoyang History & Culture:
Luoyang is the cradle of the Chinese civilization, with the long history, and a profound sense of culture; many well-known Chinese legends such as Nvwa Patching the Sky, Dayu Controlling the Flood, and the Chinese ancestor Huangdi Establishing the Nation have happened in here. Meanwhile, many famous poets and literates of ancient China often gathered there and left grand works, including 'Book of Wisdom' Jing'), 'Han History' and 'Administrative Theory of Admonishing Official'. Religious culture once thrived here. Taoism originated there and the first Buddhist temple set up by the government was located there. Luoyang is also the hometown of many of the scientific inventions of ancient China, such as the seismograph, armillary sphere, paper making, printing, and compass.
How to Get to Luoyang?There are three ways to Get to Luoyang: Flight, Train, and Car.
Go to Luoyang by Air:Luoyang Beijiao Airport is an airport serving the city of Luoyang in Henan Province, China. It was the 4th busiest airport in China in terms of traffic movement. There are frequent flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Urumqi and international flights.
Go to Luoyang by Trains:Luoyang Railway Station is located at the intersection of Longhai railway, Jiaoliu railway and Luoyang Zhanjiang railway, which is subordinate to Zhengzhou Railway Bureau. Now it is the first-class station, the second largest passenger station of Zhengzhou Railway Bureau. It's quite convenient to go to Luoyang by train.
Longmen Railway Station is a railway station part of the Xuzhou–Lanzhou High-Speed Railway, it has formed a high-speed railway network, realizing 4-hour docking with Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Changsha, Shenzhen and other major cities.
Drive to Luoyang:Self-driving Lianhuo Expressway, National Highway 310, Zhenglu Expressway, Luoluan Expressway, Wuxi Expressway, etc.
Beijing - Luoyang: 822.8 km/10 hours and 27 minutes
Zhengzhou - Luoyang: 136.3km/1 hour 57 minutes
Xi'an - Luoyang: 371.4 km/4 hours 52 minutes
Shanghai - Luoyang: 1026.1 km/11 hours 22 minutes
Shijiazhuang - Luoyang: 523.1 kilometers / 5 hours and 44 minutes