Get Inspired / China China: Louyang Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / China China: Louyang story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China In the heart of Henan province, on the Yellow River, Luoyang is one of the seven ancient capitals of China and was the seat of government for 70 emperors during nine dynasties. Its major attraction is its Buddhist cave site, the Longmen Grottoes. Built in 494AD, the area comprises more than 2000 grottoes and 40 pagodas, containing around 100,000 Buddhist statues. Luoyang also reputedly produces China’s best peonies and is renowned for its Tang dynasty-style tri-coloured pottery. A visit to Luoyang, famous for the amazing ancient Longmen Grottoes, isn’t complete without a tour of the White Horse Temple, China’s first erected place of Buddhist worship. Dating back to the first century AD, the original structure has been replaced by buildings of the Ming and Qing dynasties, but the magic remains. The Museum of Ancient Tombs and the Luoyang Museum with its early bronzes, jade artefacts and Stone Age implements are worthy inclusions to a Luoyang experience. So, too, the narrow streets and winding laneways which link the many historic houses and markets. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Where Should I Go in Asia? Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The 6 best stopover destinations en route to Europe Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.