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)

Christian's Hotel is the first modern minimalist business hotel in Luoyang. Each of its floors has a prominent cultural theme: the Balinese style of “Walking in the Clouds”, the European elegance of the “Roman Holiday”, the modern Chinese style of “Tang Yun” and the geometric rhythm of the “Round Puzzle” give customers different experiences in different spaces. The dining and service are well recognized by customers.  Address: No.56, Jiefang Road, West Industrial Zone, Luoyang .

Christian's Hotel is the first modern minimalist business hotel in Luoyang. Each of its floors has a prominent cultural theme: the Balinese style of “Walking in the Clouds”, the European elegance of the “Roman Holiday”, the modern Chinese style of “Tang Yun” and the geometric rhythm of the “Round Puzzle” give customers different experiences in different spaces. The dining and service are well recognized by customers. Address: No.56, Jiefang Road, West Industrial Zone, 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.

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

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

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

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

Lone Admirer - Buddhist carvings at the UNESCO World Heritage site in Luoyang. - Luoyang, Henan, China - Daily Travel Photos - Once Daily Images From Around The World - Travel Photography - Travel Stock Photos

Lone Admirer - Buddhist carvings at the UNESCO World Heritage site in Luoyang. - Luoyang, Henan, China - Daily Travel Photos - Once Daily Images From Around The World - Travel Photography - Travel Stock Photos

The pagoda forest at the Shaolin Temple (Luoyang, China). Each pagoda represented a significant Shaolin monk. This was also where Kung Fu originated.

Another view from the Pagoda Forest, Henan province, only 300 meters west of the Shaolin Temple.

While Luoyang isn’t a large city and probably somewhere you wouldn’t have thought of visiting.  And if you have, it’s probably because of Shaolin Temple.  What most people don’t know is that the city is a central point to explore a few other highlights that shouldn’t be missed – White Horse Temple, Peony Garden and Longmen Grottoes.

Luoyang - Peony, Temples and Grottoes

Luoyang is often overshadowed by nearby Xi'an but with the Peony Gardens, White Horse Temple and Longmen Grottoes, there's a lot to see and do here.

Longmen Grottos, Luoyang, Henan, China.

China - The Longmen Grottoes or Longmen Caves. The Longmen Grottoes are located in the south of Luoyang City. They are between Mount Xiang and Mount Longmen and face Yi River.

Longmen Grottoes, LuoYang, China. The grottoes were excavated and carved with Buddhist subjects over the period from 493 AD to 1127 AD, in four phases.

The grottoes were excavated and carved with Buddhist subjects over the period from 493 AD to 1127 AD, in four phases.

The Longmen Grottoes or Longmen Caves ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site ~ Luoyang Henan | China

The Longmen Grottoes or Longmen Caves ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site ~ Luoyang Henan | China

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