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Luoyang travel guide

Luoyang travel guide

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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The Longmen Grottoes

The Longmen Grottoes

Chinese name: 龙门石窟 (Longmen Shiku). Location: 12 km south of Luoyang City, Henan Province. Ticket: CNY120 (including entrance fees to Longmen Grottoes, Bai Garden (Bai Juyi's tomb), Xiangshan Temple). Opening time: - Spring to Autumn: 07:00-18:30; - Winter: 07:30-17:30; (Travelers can have a night visit to Longmen from 18:30 to 22:00 between April and October 10. Sale of tickets stops ...

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The Baima Temple

The Baima Temple

Chinese name: 白马寺 (Bai Ma Si) Location: On the Bai Ma Si Road, Bai Ma Si Town, Luo Long Area, 12 kilometres away from the east of Luoyang City, Henan Province. Admission fee: 50 yuan. Opening time: 07:30-17:30. How to get there: - By bus No.56, 58, 87, and get off at the stop of Bai Ma Si (白马寺, White Horse Temple); Best time to visit: All year round. Recommended time for a visit: 2 hours....

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