Luoyang, in Henan, is a place that about 1,400,000 people call home.
From here it's roughly 200 miles (322 kilometers) to the west to Xi'an and 400 miles (644 kilometers) to the northeast to Tianjin.
The Luoyang Museum is an inspiring oasis for those looking for something a little different in Luoyang. Explore the collections at your own pace, view the exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to locate some of the more niche museums in the area.
An old religious gathering place, one of the more popular of the many heritage sites in the city, is the White Horse Temple. Wander through this interesting building, learn its story and find out why it is such a popular destination for both locals and tourists.
When the weather’s fine, pay a visit to Wangcheng Park, a place where locals come to enjoy a little slice of tranquility. Join in a ball game, take a few photos, or just listen to the birdsong. This park is the perfect place to unwind.
No mater how many attractions you’ve managed to squeeze into your itinerary, no holiday to Luoyang is complete until you’ve checked out the Longmen Grottoes.