As one of the ancient capital cities in China, Luoyang has many precious culture relics. They vividly explain China’s past from different aspects. In this tour, you will visit Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang Museum, Guanyu Temple, and White Horse Temple.
AM: Start the tour with Longmen Grottoes which is a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art more than 100,000 stone statues here, varying from 2-centimeter to 17.14-meter high and extending for about 1,094 yards along both banks of Yi River. It’s about 12 kilometers far away from Luoyang city. Along with Yungang Caves and Mogao Caves as well as Longmen Grottoes are regarded as the three most famous treasure houses of stone inscriptions in China.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: The second stop is Luoyang Museum which is a historical museum of China and houses over 1,700 cultural and historical relics in 5 showrooms — a presentation of 5 different social development periods such as the Primitive Society, the Slavery Society, and the Feudal Society.
Continue to visit Guanyu Temple. It’s about seven kilometers south of Luoyang City, was built in 1596, during the reign of Emperor Wanli in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and was expanded in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is called General Guan’s Tomb as well. It is the place where Guan Yu’s head was buried. He is a hero in Chinese history and is the only person respected by Confucians, Buddhists and Taoists. Last, go to view the White Horse Temple— It was regarded as the “originating court” and the “cradle of Chinese Buddhism” by the Buddhist disciples. The temple mainly consists of Tianwang Hall, Great Buddha Hall, Daxiong Hall, Jieyin Hall, Qingliang Terrace and Pilu Pavilion, which are all distributing along the north-south central axis.
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
- Typical Chinese lunch
- All private transfer as mentioned in itinerary
- Air-condition car and driver, English speaking tour guide
- One bottle of mineral water per day
- The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group
- Personal expense
- Gratuities (recommended)