Luoyang, one of four great ancient capitals of 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 1027 BCE, during the Zhou Dynasty, the capital was established here, and the city acted as the capital of nine dynasties during the next 2,000 years, and many historical sites remain in Luoyang. Besides, some significant and historical artwork dating from the Neolithic era until China’s early dynasties can be seen in the Luoyang Museum.
Luoyang is regarded as the birthplace of Chinese civilization. Serving as the capital city of ancient China for over 4,000 years, Luoyang is 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 one of the most incredibel museums in all of China.
The earliest historical document Hetu Luoshu (two mysterious patterns with black and hollow points is regarded as the source of Chinese civilization) was derived from Luoyang.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 an important part of Chinese civilization.
Due to its long history as the capital of successive dynasties, the food culture in Luoyang has developed over thousands of years so that the local food and snacks are very popular among the common folk and tourists. Luoyang food is characterized by rich soup which means that the most dishes may be cooked in soup and eaten in soup.
Most tourists 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 experienced. Luoyang has many local products ranging from fruits to handicrafts and replicas.