Luoyang (China) Reviews
Newest Review: ... and leading to the production of some of the finest Buddhist cave art. The name "caves" is something of a misnomer, most of the likenesses of Buddha have been carved in artificial alcoves or grottos, all over the cliff side. The assumption tends to be made by western tourists that the "caves" will be underground or natural, whereas the grottoes are almost exclusively man-made. There are several thousand individual grottoes varying in size from about a foot high, up to one that is easily forty or fifty feet high (some of the statues from this largest grotto are shown in the Luoyang picture above). Western souvenir hu... more
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by - written on 06/02/01, updated on 07/02/01 (Very useful, 226 readings)
The city of Luoyang is certainly not the most attractive place in China, and it's likely that your first impressions of the place will not be particularly positive. Certainly, when we arrived late in the evening at the gargantuan train station in Luoyang after a seven hour train journey from Xi'an, the buildings opposite the station were far from welcoming. However, in the light of the following day Luoyang seemed a slightly more cheerful place, even if the centre of the city did suffer slightly from the usual pollution problems of Chinese cities. HISTORY Luoyang has a very long history, having been founded back in 1,200 BC. For large portions ... Read the complete review
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