The city core of Luoyang is administratively composed of four districts – Old Town District, Xigong District, Jianxi District and Economic Development District (New District). The four districts are popularly divided into three parts – Old Town Area, City Commercial Area and New district.
The city center of Luoyang is bisected into the north part and south part by the Luo River passing through from west to east. “Luoyang” literally means “the north of Luo River”.
So traditionally the city core of Luoyang lies to the north of Luo River which now mainly comprises three administrative districts – Old Town District, Xigong District and Jianxi District. The New District is located to the south bank of Luo River.
In Luoyang, generally you have three areas to choose to locate your final hotel for your short stay – Old Town Area, Commercial Area and New District.Old Town Area
This is the earliest area for the city construction of Luoyang. Traditionally the old town had “9 streets, 18 alleys and 72 hutongs” which were strewn with densely populated private houses and prosperous with trade and commerce. Now this area has been revamped with upgraded infrastructure.
The six major roads run through the old town with 10 unique commercial streets. The fantastical night food street is located in the old town area. The famous White Horse Temple is just 12km to the east of the old town. Luoyang Railway Station is located between the old town area and the city commercial area.
Suggested hotels in the old town area:
This area mainly comprises the two districts – Xigong District and Jianxi District. Xigong District is in the middle of Luoyang City core and Jianxi is in the west of Luoyang City core. Tianzi Jialiu Museum is located in this area.
Suggested hotels in the city center area:
It has attracted numerous companies home and abroad for investment in Luoyang. The major tourist attractions in this area include Luoyang Museum, Guanlin Temple and Longmen Grottoes. The Longmen Railway Station for high speed trains is located in the south of the new district.
Suggested hotels in the new district:
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Luoyang Guided Tours:
Luoyang One Day Private Tour Starting US$ 60 per person
Luoyang- Shaolin One Day Private Tour Starting US$ 60 per person
Luoyang – Shaolin 2 Day Private Tour Packages Starting US$ 150 per person
Beijing Luoyang 2 Day Round Trip Tour Starting US$ 280 per person
Beijing Luoyang Shaolin Temple 2 Day Round Trip Tour Starting US$ 290
Beijing Luoyang ( Shaolin ) 3 Day Tour – Round Trip by Flight Starting US$ 610 per person
Top 10 Attractions in Luoyang
Where to Stay in Luoyang
Luoyang Museum Guide
Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits
How to visit White Horse Temple
How to Visit Shaolin Temple
Longmen Grottoes Travel Tips
Kung Fu Show at Shaolin Temple