The Longmen Grottoes were listed by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage Sites in November 2000. White Horse Temple is located 12 km east of the modern town. Guanlin is a series of temples that were built in honor of Guan Yu, a hero of the Three Kingdoms period, close to the grottoes to the south of the city. China's only tombs museum, the Luoyang Ancient Tombs Museum opened to the public in 1987 and is situated north of the modern town. Founded in 1958, the Luoyang Museum features ancient relics dating back to the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties. The total number of exhibits on display is 1700.
Luoyang is also famous for the Water Banquet Shui Xi, which consists of 8 cold and 16 warm dishes cooked in various broths, gravies or juices, hence its name. Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peony, the city flower of Luoyang.
An ancient Chinese musical piece, Spring in Luoyang, was adopted by Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), and is still performed in its Koreanized (Dangak) version, called Nakyangchun (hangul: 낙양춘; hanja: 洛阳春). The American composer Lou Harrison also created an arrangement of this work.
The Dengfeng Observatory (also known as "The Tower of Chou Kong") stands 80 km south-east of Luoyang. It is a tower constructed during the Yuan Dynasty in 1276 by Guo Shoujing as a giant gnomon for the 'Measurement of the Sun's Shadow'. Used for establishing the Summer and Winter Solstices, this astronomical instrument is described in detail by Joseph Needham in his seminal work Science and Civilisation in China.
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Destination: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple
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Destination: Luoyang Peony Park, Longmen Grottoes and Luoyang Museum
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Destination: Luoyang Museum, Chariot and Horse Pits, Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Shaolin Temple.
Features: Visit the old capital of China where the 105 emperors setup their kingdoms, Luoyang will give you much than your expectations, within 3days. .
Destination: Terra Cotta Army, Xian City Wall, History Museum, Islamic Mosque, Longmen Grottoes, Chariot and Horse Pits, Shaolin Temple
Features: Travel by the newly-developed Bullet-head train from Xian to Luoyang, it will be your great memories recorded in the travelog for future review. .
Destination: train travel from Xian to Shaolin Temple
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Destination: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes, Xian City Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Bund and Oriental Pearl TV Tower
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