Travel Blogs from Luoyang, China

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Luoyang Part 3, Luoyang, China travel blog

Luoyang Part 3

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... ;spending some time away with some amazing girls and seeing something I never thought I would.  I was surprised with how spiritual Luoyang was as a city.  Every place we went was Buddhist-orientated, and I wasn't expecting that, but it was ...

Luoyang, Luoyang, China travel blog

Luoyang

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... we thought...our translation was at the next stop we had to get off - fortunately we were correct!   Our visit to Luoyang was to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Longmen Caves. This is an extraordinary collection of Buddhist cave art ...

Luoyang Part 2, Luoyang, China travel blog

Luoyang Part 2

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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Day 2 in our little Luoyang adventure was allocated to visiting the Shaolin Temple.  This temple is famous because it was the birthplace for Kung Fu and Chinese Zen Buddhism. Located a good two hour drive from the city center, the ...

train to Luoyang, Luoyang, China travel blog

train to Luoyang

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... Luoyang was the center of gravity of China. In AD 68, the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist temple in China, was founded in Luoyang. The temple still exists, though the architecture is of later origin, mainly from the 16th century. An Shihkao was ...

Day 29, Luoyang, China travel blog

Day 29

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... enough until Steve opened the window - we couldn't get it shut again so I had the last three hours with a strong breeze in my face. Luoyang train station was smaller than Xi'an or Beijing, in fact the city is the same size as Xi'an - 6 million people. ...

the other song dynasty., Luoyang, China travel blog

the other song dynasty.

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... the Longmen Caves.  The White Horse Temple was built when the Song Dynasty moved from Kaifeng to Luoyang and is supposedly one of the oldest temples in China. We were there on Tomb Sweeping Day, so it was full of Chinese people worshipping and ...

Luoyang Part 1, Luoyang, China travel blog

Luoyang Part 1

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... away for a couple of days.  Still intent on seeing something different together, we googled some places and randomly selected Luoyang.  It seemed to have a few places of interest that we could visit, so we spontaneously bought plane tickets ...

How many buddhas does it take to change a..., Luoyang, China travel blog

How many buddhas does it take to change a...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... to my next stop. Anyway, it's getting slightly tiresome but to be fair, it's only really been Huashan and the people at Luoyang Train Station where I've actually felt people have tried to cheat me. Anyway... So, Luoyang. Well, on the whole, it's a ...

Day 31, Luoyang, China travel blog

Day 31

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... took off to find a bookstore that sold some English language books, we called the girls and told them to check back into the Luoyang hostel. It's annoying how you can lose a day to poor planning, but we learned a lesson today - at least establish that ...

Day 32, Luoyang, China travel blog

Day 32

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... we wouldn't be going to Kaifeng tonight but it didn't matter in the slightest - this was well worth spending another night in Luoyang for. Oh, and I've gone multi-media, look out for the videos at the end of the normal pictures - hope they ...

No Buses go to Basha, Basha, Guizhou, China travel blog

No Buses go to Basha

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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The road to Basha spins us up through the terraced mountains near Congjiang. With every switchback I see swing past the taxi window I can feel our goal of walking back to the hotel getting farther out of our range of possibility. On the top of ...

The transportation city, ChengZhou, China travel blog

The transportation city

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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I want to refesh my memory for little fat sheep. however, we arrive too late and it close. However, we did find some good ...

LuoYang - Shaolin Temple, Luoyang, China travel blog

LuoYang - Shaolin Temple

A travel blog entry by rcys

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Editors note: I was going to try to manually migrate my old blog to this site, but it's too mind numbingly boring and without the pictures, the stories lose too much. Click on the link to see this entry. ...

Day 30, Luoyang, China travel blog

Day 30

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... and the Mingyuan hostel and join us at the Luoyang Hostel. They had trouble finding it, and seemed more stressed by the relentless Luoyang touts, but a friendly local couple came to their rescue and I met them all in the street outside the hostel. It was ...

Pingyao and Luoyang, Luoyang, China travel blog

Pingyao and Luoyang

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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... we've used in China! We asked the lady where to get the peeler, and she said we can have it. So now our quest to find a good peeler is finally over after 20 days in China. What Next? We'll be Luoyang for another day and head to Xian on ...

A visit to the town of Lipu and other adventures, Yangshou, China travel blog

A visit to the town of Lipu and other adventures

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... will be noise and pollution from the cars where at this point there are only bikes, a few motorcycles and nature. But China is relentless in pursuing advancement; building new roads and new apartment complexes are some of the most eagerly pursued ...

From Mt. Taishan to Luoyang and beyond, Luoyang, China travel blog

From Mt. Taishan to Luoyang and beyond

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... myself for my trip around eastern China. I decided to visit Henan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Shanghai and Suzhou. My first stop was Luoyang famous for its Longmen Grottoes and GuanLin Temple. In Luoyang, i was taken care off by Lee who is manager of a ...

From Hunan Province to picture-perfect Yangshou, Yangshou, China travel blog

From Hunan Province to picture-perfect Yangshou

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... Peronism." Or, "eating a fried egg with chopsticks bears small-scale similarities to the greater trials of travelling around China as a foreigner. It is frustrating and frequently ludicrous. Sometimes it is funny. Small takes take infinitely longer than ...

Luoyang 洛阳: Intro to Buddhism, Luoyang, China travel blog

Luoyang 洛阳: Intro to Buddhism

A travel blog entry by michelleyeager

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... pagoda cluster in China. The following morning we had a lecture on the history of Luoyang and Daoism. Luoyang served as one of the four ancient capitols of China for thirteen dynasties (about 1,500 years). The city was also part of the Silk Road and ...

Relatives, Luoyang, China travel blog

Relatives

A travel blog entry by trent

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... off this travel blog! Not up to writing right now, so...after the long train ride we hit up Enon's relatives in Luoyang, a very friendly bunch.  We crashed at her grandma's apartment and chilled with the fam, got taxied to a few tourist spots ...

Buddhas and kung fu, Luoyang, China travel blog

Buddhas and kung fu

A travel blog entry by izbit

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... sweet.  Even Daniel liked them.  We were supposed to have dinner at a traditional soup restaurant, but the traffic in Luoyang was bad, and Gerry started to stress about getting us to the train on time.  We ultimately went straight to the ...

Olde Towne, Chongwu, Fujian, China travel blog

Olde Towne

A travel blog entry by ataritouchme

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We went to this town because the book called it a nice olde one. It wasn't, perhaps, as great as they said it was, but the trip to it was quite great--through some really small towns with no vehicles. This town is famous for two things: for having its ...

A COLD COLD PALCE with very few tourists, Luoyang, China travel blog

A COLD COLD PALCE with very few tourists

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak

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... complex is a massive tourist attraction and as usual there were loads of crass souvenir shops lining the avenues before the entry gate. Luoyang like most Chinese cities is smoggy so the air retains this sad grey look to it. The caves themselves line the ...

Longmen and Shaolin, Luoyang, China travel blog

Longmen and Shaolin

A travel blog entry by gearoids

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... to see.  We also passed some more rural villages that looked really peaceful before we tore by them at speed. At one point I thought Luoyang would be similar. But no. We took a left turn off the motorway and the beginnings of a city of 1.3 million ...

Religion and History, Luoyang, China travel blog

Religion and History

A travel blog entry by sidom

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... took more than 23 years), the number and size. The very first cave was carved around 450AD when an Indian monk came to China to teach budhism and the carvings continued up to around 1600 AD. The caves and their niches strech about 1km along both sides ...

Luoyang - Home of buddhism in China, Luoyang, China travel blog

Luoyang - Home of buddhism in China

A travel blog entry by paulchada

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... cheek). Anyhoo arrived in one piece and got on our bus we met our local guide 'jeff' the english names are so funny! He loved Luoyang, to him it was the centre of the universe! Jeff was lovely he took us to the longmen grottoes, which are thousands of ...

Home of Shaolin, Luoyang, China travel blog

Home of Shaolin

A travel blog entry by laurencegarner

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Luoyang - one of China's ancient capitals, Luoyang, China travel blog

Luoyang - one of China's ancient capitals

A travel blog entry by krishnad

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... more silk shopping [!]; visit to the Temple of Heaven; Peking Duck dinner; then to the station for the overnight journey to Luoyang. 11th October: We checked into the excellent Peony Hotel on the 21st floor; freshened up, then drove 2 hours to the ...

The Amazing Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang, China travel blog

The Amazing Longmen Grottoes

A travel blog entry by krishnad

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... and incense sticks. Some grandmothers were teaching toddlers the rituals of worship. It was quite moving to see, after all the upheavals that China has gone through. We took a stroll through the market area of the old city - very buzzy and busy, with lots ...

Dream Crusher, Luoyang, China travel blog

Dream Crusher

A travel blog entry by yelkins

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... stage no words came out. After a 3hours of judging it was over for day 1. Steve asked us if we wanted to go anywhere in Luoyang but everywhere we mentioned was closed. Instead we were taken to a park/ zoo/ amusements. Instead of walking a lady asked us if ...

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