Luoyang Travel Guide
Located in the west of Henan Province, Luoyang, once the capital of 13 dynasties, does not offer any historical reminders that it's more than 5,000 years old. Once the centre of Chinese power and culture Luoyang is now best used as a base to explore the Longmen Grottoes 12km from the city.
Luoyang is a prefecture-level city, borders with the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the east, Pingdingshan to the southeast, Nanyang to the south, Sanmenxia to the west, Jiyuan to the north, and Jiaozuo to the northeast.
Situated on the central plain of China, Luoyang is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization and is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.
Luoyang has a civilization history of more than 5000 years, more than 4000 years of urban history, plus more than 1500 years of capital building history. During the Paleolithic age, there were ancestors living and multiplying in Luoyang. Yu planned Jiuzhou, and Heluo belonged to the ancient Yuzhou. Luoyang is one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization, the eastern starting point of the Silk Road, and the centre of the Grand Canal in Sui and Tang Dynasties.
Experiences not to be missed in Luoyang:
Luoyang is a must-visit city for travellers who come to China for the first time.
If you are a fan of Chinese Kungfu culture, you can go to the Shaolin Temple.
The peony is an essential part of Luoyang's culture.
Travel in Luoyang:
Luoyang has an excellent public transport system, and it is quite convenient to take trains and flights from the main cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an. It takes 1½ hours to get from Xi'an to Luoyang and 40 minutes by bullet train from Zhengzhou. Read more on Luoyang Transportation.
Luoyang is famed for its Water Banquet, which consists of 8 cold and 16 warm dishes all cooked in various broths, gravies, or juices. Read More.
Plan your holiday and there is something you should pay attention to avoid unnecessary problems when you travel to Jiayuguan. Here we have prepared Luoyang travel tips for you.
Best Time to Visit Luoyang:
Luoyang has a highly continental dry-winter humid subtropical climate, from spring to autumn are the best seasons to travel to Luoyang.
The Old Town of Luoyang is located on the north bank of the Luo, a southern tributary of the middle reaches of the Yellow River. The districts of the modern urban centre include both banks and some of the surrounding mountains.
The countryside controlled by the municipal government includes still more rugged land: mountains comprise 45.51% of the total area; hills, 40.73%; and plains, 13.8%.
Accommodation is an important part of travel, we will provide comfortable and warm hotels for your trip to Luoyang.