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