Today’s Photo of the Day is from Luoyang Old Town in China. Most visitors to Luoyang are initially attracted to the city because of a couple of nearby sights: Baima Si (White Horse Temple; one of the country’s oldest) and Longmen Grottoes which contain Buddhist rock carvings dating to the 5th century. However, the town itself is well worth a wander …

This part of China is widely recognised as the region where Chinese civilisation originated so it’s no surprise there is a lot of history around here. Although now a largely industrialised city, Luoyang was once the prosperous capital of 13 dynasties and the Old Town still has some interesting backstreets to explore. At these traditional style shops, you can pick up some local snacks, traditional drums and Chinese calligraphy. 

Luoyang Old Town China


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