Walking in the streets of the old part of Luoyang is like travelling in the #China that I imagined when I was younger.

The streets of the old part of Luoyang. "the middle part, of the middle plain, of the Middle Kingdom" (Michael Wood)

Luoyang, China. Asia's oldest continuously inhabited city, Luoyang was considered to be the geographical center and one of the four great ancient capitals of China. It lies on the north or sunny (yang) side of the Luo River where it converges with the Yi River. Stunning mountains surround the city, where Chinese Buddhist temples and monuments are carved into the sides of hills.

10 Timeless Cities Where the Past Comes to Life

龙门石窟洛阳 (Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang) 河南洛阳, 中华人民共和国  (Luoyang, Henan Province, the People's Republic of China)

Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Henan Province, the People's Republic of China

Asia | Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang, China. Home to tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples.

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Hyatt Place Luoyang

The best of Hyatt Place Luoyang in Luoyang

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Luoyang Peony Culture Festival

The Luoyang Peony Culture Festival is to kick off in Luoyang City of China’s Henan Province on April which will last for one month.

4 Days #Zhengzhou,Jiaozuo and Luoyang Tour will enjoy the beautiful scenery and culture in central China and covers famous Yuntai Mountain tour in Jiaozuo and Longmen grottoes tour in Luoyang. http://www.holidaychinatour.com/tour_view.asp?id=385

Red stone valley, Yuntaishan Subpark, China // Some great colours mainly greens and stone but also a great ariel shot

Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, China have some of my favorite Buddha statues.  These are the largest carvings, however there are thousands of smaller ones carved into the cliff.

Panorama of the Boddhisatvas in main Longmen Grotto; located 12 kilometres mi) south of present day Luòyáng in Hénán province, Peoples Republic of China.

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