Luoyang, as one of four great ancient capitals in China, lies just south of the Yellow River in Henan Province. As a dynastic city second only to Xi’an, Luoyang is best-known for its historical tourists sites such as Longmen Caves and Shaolin Temple. Located on the central plain of China, Luoyang is regarded as one of the cradles of the Chinese civilization. In 1027BC of Zhou Dynasty, the capital was established here, and the city acted as the capital of nine dynasties during the next 2,000years. So many historical sites are remained in Luoyang. Besides, some significant and historical art works, from Neolithic until China’s early dynasties can be seen in the Luoyang Museum. Around Luoyang, the natural landscape is also very fantastic.
Luoyang enjoys a reputation of birthplace of Chinese civilization. Served as the capital city of ancient China for over 4,000 years, Luoyang are rich in numerous cultural and historical attractions like White Horse Temple and Longmen Grottoes, etc. Besides these historical relics, the natural landscape around Luoyang is also very intoxicating. For instance, Baiyunshan National Forest Park has the reputation of “Natural Museum”. The below-mentioned Luoyang tourist attractions joined with Luoyang tours will help you to learn the Chinese culture and history in this area.
With long history, Luoyang is considered as the first capital during the ancient China. According to historical documents, Luoyang was the center of economy and politics as the dynastic capital of 13 dynasties. The earliest historical documents Hetu Luoshu (two mysterious patterns with black and hollow points is regarded as the source of Chinese civilization) was derived from Luoyang. Heluo culture and civilization, centering on Luoyang area, made up of the important portion of Chinese civilization.
Due to its long history of the capital of different dynasties, the food culture in Luoyang has developed for thousands of years so that the local food and snacks are very popular among the folk. Luoyang food is characterized with rich soup which means that the most dishes may be cooked in soup and eaten in soup.
Most of tourists would like to buy some local products and handicrafts as souvenirs to their family or friends when they visit a new places. The souvenirs remind them of what they have experience. Luoyang has many local products ranging from fruits to handicrafts and replicas. What you can buy in Luoyang includes Tri-colored Glazed Pottery of the Tang Dynasty, bronze vessels, Luoyang embroidery, Luoyang paper-cut, Luoyang Palace Lantern, etc.