Walking in the streets of the old part of Luoyang is like travelling in the #China that I imagined when I was younger.

The streets of the old part of Luoyang. "the middle part, of the middle plain, of the Middle Kingdom" (Michael Wood)

4 Days #Zhengzhou,Jiaozuo and Luoyang Tour will enjoy the beautiful scenery and culture in central China and covers famous Yuntai Mountain tour in Jiaozuo and Longmen grottoes tour in Luoyang. http://www.holidaychinatour.com/tour_view.asp?id=385

Red stone valley, Yuntaishan Subpark, China // Some great colours mainly greens and stone but also a great ariel shot

| Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang - China. Home to tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples.

Longmen Grottes (Longmen Caves) near Luoyang City in Henan Province, China. From the A to Z Digital Dictionary of Japanese Buddhism.

Longmen Grottoes are one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art.

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Longmen Grottoes, China are one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. I was here in astounding sizes and numbers of buddha's

龙门石窟洛阳 (Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang) 河南洛阳, 中华人民共和国  (Luoyang, Henan Province, the People's Republic of China)

Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Henan Province, the People's Republic of China

Beijing to Luoyang or Xian first

Answer 1 of Need advise whether to travel by overnight train from Beijing to Luoyang to visit Longmen Grottes and late evening train to Xi'an for a night stay. Or straight from Beijing to Xian then the next day by express train to Luoyang.

Longmen Grottoes, late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907),  LuoYang, China. The caves contain almost 110,000 Buddhist stone statues, more than 60 stupas and 2,800 inscriptions carved on steles.

Longmen Grottoes, late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties LuoYang, China. The caves contain almost Buddhist stone statues, more than 60 stupas and inscriptions carved on steles.

Longmen Grottoes, China - Buddhas and Bodhisattvas carved into 1,350 caves and 750 niches along the limestone bank of the Yi River form thousands of examples of sophisticated Chinese art from the fifth through the ninth centuries. Some are more than 25 feet tall, and the total number is estimated to be 110,000. One cave even displays numerous carved medical prescriptions.

Longmen Grottoes, China - Buddhas and Bodhisattvas carved into caves and 750 niches along the limestone bank of the Yi River form thousands of examples of sophisticated Chinese art from the fifth through the ninth centuries.

Luoyang (aka Loyang) was the capital city of many ancient Chinese dynasties, a position it frequently swapped with Chang’an, usually whenever there was a change of dynasty. Located in the Henan province in the eastern part of China’s central plain, the city was noted for its fine buildings, pleasure parks, and literary culture, particularly regarding Confucian scholarship.

Luoyang

Luoyang (aka Loyang) was the capital city of many ancient Chinese dynasties, a position it frequently swapped with Chang’an, usually whenever there.

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Hotel Luoyang Yijun Hotel in Luoyang, China. For more information, photos, reviews and best prices please follow the link. #China #Luoyang #LuoyangYijunHotel #hotel #travel #vacation

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the old part of Luoyang China

The amazing architecture works in China still baffles me how incredibly detailed these new and old building are well constructed. For more inspirations click/press on the image.

Luoyang, ChinaFlowers bloom at the Sui and Tang Dynasties Relics Botanic Garden

Best photos of the day: Maradona mural and Prince Charles's new glasses

Luoyang, ChinaFlowers bloom at the Sui and Tang Dynasties Relics Botanic Garden

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