Luoyang Travel GuideLocation: Luoyang lies in the western part of Henan Province along the middle reaches of the Yellow River.
Area: 15,208 square kilometers
Nationalities: Han,Hui, Manchu, Mongolia
History: Luoyang has been known as "an ancient capital of nine dynasties ". It is among the first cities to be declared by the State Council as the ancient capitals and famous historical and cultural cities.
Starting from the first dynasty of China - Xia, it served as capital for 13 dynasties - Shang, Western Zhou, Eastern Zhou, Eastern Han, Cao Wei, Western Jin, Northern Wei, Sui, Tang, etc. It served as a capital for 1,529 years, and thus of the 7 great ancient capitals in China, it was the first one to have served as the capital for the most numerous dynasties and for the longest time.
Luoyang is one of the important birthplaces of the Chinese civilization. Culture in the Yellow River and the Luo River symbolized by the Pattern of the Yellow River and the Writing of Luoyang is regarded as a key origin of the ancient Chinese civilization. It was here that Taoism initiated, Confucianism originated. Buddhism first introduced and Li School - a Confucian school of idealist philosophy of the Song and Ming Dynasties born. Many Chinese descendants found their roots here and cherished a deep love for the homeland.
Luoyang Climate: Luoyang belongs to the north temperate continental climate zone. It has four distinct seasons. Spring is dry and windy. Summer is hot and rainy. Winter is cold and dry. Autumn is the best season to visit the city because of the humid and pleasant climate. Luoyang also has many special festivals that are held at different times every year. You can plan your travel during the time when your favorite festival is held. For more detailed information, you can check Luoyang Festivals to discover what is on offer.
Local Specialities: Luonin Chick, Luoyang Embroidery, Palace Lantern, Tang Dynasty Three-color, Bronze-vessel, Xinyang Tea
Local Food: Luoyang Shui Xi (Water Banquet), Liyu Yue Long Men (Carp Jumping over Dragon Gate), Jiang Miantiao (Noodle Paste), Tiang Mian Jiao (Steamed Dumpling), Zhangji Roast Chicken, Zhang Family Wonton, Shangji Brewis, Croquette
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