Luoyang (洛阳 - Luòyáng), Henan Province

Rem Sapozhnikov / April 2014
Luoyang – an ancient Chinese city founded more than three thousand years ago. Repeatedly in different centuries was the capital, place where ruled more than 70 emperors. During the Han Dynasty the city was considered the beginning of the "Silk Road". Luoyang can also be called China's peony capital. I came to Luoyang to see the world famous Longmen Grottoes, as well as to visit Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River.

Trolleybus in Luoyang. Jinguyuan Road /Garden in Golden Valley/ (金谷园路 - Jīngǔyuánlù).
The shopping center, which has a Carrefour supermarket and fast food Dicos. High building nearby is a Christian's Hotel (克丽司汀酒店).
The tower in the north-western part of the Botanical Garden, located on the site of a settlement of Sui and Tang dynasties. It was then that they started to breed peonies here.
Zhongzhou Middle Road (中州中路 - Zhōngzhōu zhōng lù).
Column with nine dragons.
East entrance to the "China National Flower Garden", which is located on the south bank of the River Luohe. Alas, I got there too late – the garden was already closed.
Evening market on the bridge over the Luohe River.
TV Tower of Luoyang.
The entrance to the Luopu (洛浦公园 - Luòpǔ gōngyuán) park promenade.
The park has several modern sculptures.
Another view of the television tower of Luoyang.
Rainbow house.
The sculpture of soccer players in front of the stadium was decorated with a peony flower too.
Statue of the Duke of Zhou (周公 - Zhōu gōng).
It is believed that on the place of the modern Luoyang in 1038 BC he founded a city called Luoyi (洛邑 - Luòyì).
According to other sources, the city was founded in 1108 BC.
The lampposts are decorated with lamps in the form of peonies.
City buses are pasted over with drawings of peonies.
Very popular mobile shop of suction hooks.
Flowerbeds on the bridge over the Luohe River.
Luoyang name comes from the location of the city. Luo (洛) – is the name of the river, Yang (阳) – sun (northern) side. Luoyang – a city on the sunny side of the river. Now, however, this name became not quite accurate. Construction of a new railway station, 10 km to the south of the river, led to the development of almost all the lands in this area.
Most part of the new south part of Luoyang city looks like this.

Continuation :
Longmen Grottoes

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