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As one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Luoyang has many ancient heritages, among them Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple are the most famous and most important ones. If you are interested in Chinese history, do not miss the Luoyang Museum and Luoyang Ancient Art Museum. The famous Shaolin Temple is about 70 km to the east.

Usually, we recommend a one day tour of Luoyang for our clients to see the highlights of the city, still, if you have more time and like hiking, we suggest you stay one more night for a hiking tour on Laojun Mountain, the views on the top of the mountain are spectacular.

For luxury travelers, there is only one international brand hotel in town, Hyatt Place Luoyang. Even though it is a 4* hotel, compared with the other local 5* hotels, it is the best choice.
— Your China Specialists

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Hyatt Place Luoyang

Basic Information

Luoyang is a city located in the confluence area of Luo River and Yellow River in the west of Henan province. Governed as a prefecture-level city, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the east, Pingdingshan to the southeast, Nanyang to the south, Sanmenxia to the west, Jiyuan to the north, and Jiaozuo to the northeast. As of the final 2010 census, Luoyang had a population of 6,549,941 inhabitants, with 1,857,003 people living in the built-up (or metro) area made of the city’s five urban districts, all of which except the Jili District are not urbanized yet.

Situated on the central plain of China, Luoyang is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization and is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

The name “Luoyang” originates from the city’s location on the north or sunny (“yang”) side of the Luo River. Since the river flows from west to east and the sun is to the south of the river, the sun always shines on the north side of the river. Luoyang has had several names over the centuries, including Luoyi (洛邑) and Luozhou (洛州), though Luoyang has been its primary name. It has also been called Dongdu (東都; ‘eastern capital’) during the Tang dynasty, Xijing (西京; ‘western capital’) during the Song dynasty, or Jingluo (Chinese: 京洛; lit. ‘capital Luo’). During the rule of Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history, the city was known as Shendu (神都; ‘divine capital’).

Source: Wikipedia