Located in the west of Henan Province and to the southern bank
of the middle reaches of Huanghe River (Yellow River), a national historical
and cultural famous city well-known at home and abroad, known as the ancient
capital of nine dynasties, and also one of the seven ancient capitals in China.
There are over 1 city, 8 counties and 6 districts under its jurisdiction and
covers an area 15208.6 square kilometers with a population of 5.706 million.
Luoyang is a new industrial base in China, famous for its strong heavy
industrial strength and congregation of large factories. There are rich tourism
resources characterized by antiquity, Buddhism and variety including the
historical sites of Longmen Grottoes, Baima Temple, Guanlin Monastery, and
Liuxiu Mausoleum. The Luoyang peony is known to all, far and near. The Peony
Fair is held in April every year, making Luoyang known as the peony city.
Famous native products include Mengjin pears, Dukang wine, Shanqi, edible
fungi, hedgehog hydnum, pilose antlers, mushrooms, and yangtao. Handiwork
articles include Luoyang palace lanterns, replicate tri-colored glazed pottery
of the Tang Dynasty and bronze ware, etc.