As a famous ancient city with more than 5,000-year history, Luoyang is abundant in cultural relics and natural resources, which gestate its unique history and culture in its development. The attractions of Luoyang can be summarized as below: Longmen Grottoes, which is considered as one of three most famous grottoes in China; the White Horse Temple, which is the first Buddhist temple built by the government; Museum of Ancient Tombs of Luoyang, which is the biggest tomb clusters in the world; Guanlin, which is the mausoleum of Guan Yu, the loyal and outstanding general of Shu Kingdom (221 A.D.-263 A.D.) in the Period of Three Kingdoms (220 A.D. - 280 A.D.). Of course, the natural sceneries such as mountains, lakes, springs and forests can be found in and around the city, there are White Cloud Mountain, Wangcheng Park and Longyuwan National Forest Park in Luoyang.
All Attractions in Luoyang
Longmen Grottoes, located in the Dragon Gate of Luoyang in He’nan Province, is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) apart from the urban district, cutting from Northern Wei Dynasty, and it has 2,345 grottoes and over 10,000 statues with 1,500 years history. It together with Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang and Yungang Grottoes in Datong has composed three famous rock caves art treasure.Read More
As the first Buddhist temple in China, White Horse Temple is 13 kilometers (8 miles) in the east of Luoyang City in Henan Province with a history of more than 1,500 years, established under the imperial order of Emperor Ming in 68 A.D. during the Eastern Han Dynasty. The temple is considered by most Chinese believers as "the cradle of Chinese Buddhism" today.Read More
Located at the foot of Mang Mountain in the north suburb of Luoyang City, the Museum of Ancient Tombs is 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from the city center as a new and comprehensive historical museum in China, displaying the tombs from the Stone Age to the Han Dynasty (206 B.C-220 A.D.) as well as the articles for daily use, bronze wares, funerary objects, the colored pottery tomb figures and ornaments.Read More
The Mausoleum of Guanyu is 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) in Guanlin Town in the south of Luoyang City, and the temple in the Mausoleum of Guanyu was initially built in the Ming Dynasty (1368- A.D.1644 A.D.) in memory of the great General Guanyu of Shu Kingdom (221 A.D.-263 A.D.) during the Three Kingdoms Period (220 A.D. - 280 A.D.), with pine trees and cypresses around it. It is the only architecture combining tomb, temple and mausoleum together in the Chinese history. And it was enlarged in the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1616 A.D.-1911 A.D.), now it is a famous attraction in Luoyang City for its profound history and culture relics. Read More
Wangcheng Park is a complex park that combines natural gardening and humanism gardening as well as peony culture and historical culture perfectly, forming the unique park at present, and there are a Panda Exhibit Hall, the Golden Fish Hall, a zoo, a swimming pool and a skating rink, which is an ideal place for the visitors to travel and relax. Read More