If you’ve got more time to spare in and around Luoyang then consider a trip to one of these nearby attractions.

Nearby Attractions

Yellow River Scenic Area

Yellow River Scenic Area

Situated 40km north of Luoyang is the Yellow River Scenic Area which is home to a large park and even larger dam!

Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple

The birthplace of Kung Fu, Shaolin Temple is a must see for anyone visiting Luoyang.

The temple is easily reachable by bus and the journey takes around 2 hours.

Read the complete guide to the Shaolin Temple

Huashan Mountain

Huashan Mountain

One of China’s sacred mountains, Huashan makes an excellent day trip.

The mountain is famed for the “plank walk”; a daring scramble over wooden planks nailed precariously to the mountainside thousands of feet up.



The nearby city of Xian is well worth a visit as it is only 90 minutes away by fast train.

Discover the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, see the impressive bell and drum towers and sample the food on Xi’an’s famous Muslim Street.

Yuntaiashan Geopark

Yuntai Shan Geopark

One of the most impressive scenic areas in China, Yuntaishan is a geological marvel. You can witness millennia old rock formations as you follow a path through a beautiful, deep gorge.

There is a picturesque temple, valley that is home to wild monkeys and one of the highest waterfalls in China.