Luoyang travel guide

Luoyang in brief The charming city of Luoyang, located in western Henan Province, is one of China's Four Great Ancient Capitals (with Beijing, Nanjing and Chang'an (Xi'an)). Situated in the interior part of China, Luoyang is an important historical city which had been capital of thirteen dynasties, from the Eastern Zhou (770 BC) to the later Tang Dynasty (923-936 AD). Luoyang is composed of 6 districts, 1 county-level city and 8 counties. Even if its ancient splendor can seem unsuspected to whom first arrive in the city, its atmosphere let travelers feel the amazing historical events that used to develop here. History of Luoyang One of China Great Ancient Capitals Luoyang has an amazing history. The city has been the center of China for several centuries and enjoys today a rank as China's Four Great Ancient Capitals. Due to this epic past, Luoyang still burst with historical sites even if lots of them have disappeared after some sacking in the 12th century. Still, Luoyang enjoys one of the World Heritage Sites: the Longmen Caves, built after 493 after the Northern Wei Dynasty moved its capital there from Datong. Located at 12 km south of the city, this human masterpiece a bit...More information about Luoyang »

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