Its long history endows Luoyang with a profound sense of culture. The city is the cradle of Chinese civilization where many Chinese legends happened, such as Nuwa Patching the Sky, Dayu Controlling Flood and the Chinese ancestor Huangdi Establishing the Nation. The city is also famed as the ‘Poets Capital’ as poets and literates of ancient China often gathered there and left grand works, including ‘Book of Wisdom’ (‘Daode Jing’), ‘Han History’ (‘Han Shu’) and ‘Administrative Theory of Admonishing Official’ (‘Zi Zhi Tong Jian’).
Luoyang has rich historical and cultural sites, including Longmen Grottoes , White Horse Temple , Luoyang Ancient Tombs Museum, Shaolin Temple etc. Additionally, Luoyang is particularly well known for its peonies. Every year in April, the flowers blossom and attract tourists from all over the world.
Duration: 24 minutes