Luoyang is the ancient capital of 13 Chinese dynasties and Luoyang tours are where you’ll discover serious history. Dating back to the Bronze Age, Luoyang is home to the stunning Longmen Grottoes, legendary Shaolin Kung Fu, Pagoda Forest and Tianzi Jia Liu Museum. Now more easily accessible from all over China via the growing bullet train network, Luoyang is a Chinese destination with a difference and makes Luoyang tours a must for history buffs.
- Celebrate the peony – Luoyang is the birthplace of China’s national flower, the peony. Every year in April, this beautiful bloom is celebrated at the Peony Culture Festival. A sweet addition to any China tour.
- Savour silk – Luoyang is famous for its silk embroidery, a craft that dates back to the Han Dynasty. Take a walk down Luoyang Ancient Street in the old town centre and be spoiled for creative choice.
- Light a lantern – Palace lantern making in Luoyang was developed in East Han Dynasty. Originating from royal palace banquets, traditionally designed lanterns are available at the Shanghai Market Pedestrian Street.