Luoyang (China) Reviews
Description:City: Luoyang / Country: China / World Region: Asia / "City in northern China, in Henan Province. Luoyang (Simplified ... more
Luoyang (China) ... Chinese: 洛阳; Traditional Chinese: 洛陽; pinyin: Luňyáng) is a prefecture-level city in western Henan province, People's Republic of China. It borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the east, Pingdingshan to the southeast, Nanyang to the south, Sanmenxia to the west, Jiyuan to the north, and Jiaozuo to the northeast. Situated on the central plain of China, one of cradles of the Chinese civilization, Luoyang was one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. It is an industrial center on the Luo River, a tributary of the Huang He (Yellow River). A very famous attraction are the Longmen Caves, with nearly 100,000 Buddhist cliffside carvings begun in the 5th century AD."
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 ... more
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by - written on 06/02/01, updated on 07/02/01 (Very useful, 260 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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