Longmen Grottoes – Peony Gardens
The Peony Culture Festival in Luoyang is hosted each year (1-25 April) according to the flowering period. If you are visiting the city during April, why not also choose this peony-themed Luoyang day trip. In the morning, you will meet the professional guide and driver at the lobby of your hotel, or at Luoyang Railway Station. After picking you up, we will begin this 1-day private Luoyang tour package to Longmen Grottoes by a comfortable ride.
The Longmen Grottes, located along the banks of the Luo River, are unmissable simply due to the sheer limestone cliffs. Even before you enter the grottoes, the essence of the Buddhism and the ingenious stone carving of ancient artisans will captivate you. After lunch, we will attend the Peony Culture Festival, hosted amongst one of the various gardens, to admire the blooming flowers. This part is the essential part of this 1-day private Luoyang tour. Regarded as the ‘queen of flowers’, the graceful peonies attract many tourists each year.
When your visit to the peony garden is over, this one-day peony-themed Luoyang tour will terminate and we will escort you back to the hotel, or Luoyang Railway Station and see you off.
The Longmen Grottoes Scenic Area, is a visual experience, combining both stunning natural scenery and brilliant sculptures, paintings and architectures, radiating Buddhist culture. The winding boardwalks on the steep precipices overlooking the Yi River, will guide you past numerous holy niches chiseled into the rock and enshrining over tens of thousands of solemn Buddha statues. The statues themselves display different sizes ranging from the giant statue of the Vairocana Buddha in Fengxian Temple to the tiny images of Buddha in Wanfo Cave. The exquisite embossment of lotus in Lianhua Cave is also something special.
We will visit a peony garden from the following three parks according to the flowering period. Shenzhou Peony Garden, covering an area of 400,000 square meters (478,000 square yards), is a palatial park in the architectural style of Tang Dynasty (618-907) and filled with more than 1,000 species of peonies. The other option, the National Peony Garden is particularly famous for a peony tree planted more than 1,000 years ago. The China National Flower Garden occupies the largest area, and is designed especially for the peony culture of Luoyang with over 500,000 peony trees planted here.
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