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Luoyang, land of kung fu

Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang

Luoyang, July 25 (UITV) : Luoyang, is one the best places for history hunters.It is located in the confluence area of Luo River and Yellow River in western Henan province of China. It is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization, and is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

There are many astounding and notable historic places are available for visitors.

Monks performing Kung Fu

Longmen Grottoes, irresistible place which is filled with Buddhist sculptures and shows prodigious artefacts. There are 2,300 holes and niches, 2,800 steles, 40 dagobas, 1,300 caves and 100,000 statues present in this place which were created in the flourishing age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and Northern Wei Dynasty. There are many historical materials concerning art, music, religion, calligraphy, medicine, costume and architecture are kept here.  

White horse temple

Shaolin Temple, it has many exciting attractions, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Martial Art Training Center. Shaolin monks have been practicing Kung Fu for over 1,500 years and the system invented by Dharma who taught monks basic methods to improve their health and defend themselves.

White Horse Temple, it has great antique architecture which has remained intact for over 1,900 years located about seven miles away from the city of Louyang. It has been considered as 'Cradle of Buddhism in China' and it was acting as center for Buddhist activity in China.

Inside the museum

Luoyang Museum, it is a crucial Chinese cultural center located in the Luoyang downtown area. Rich history has been preserved in the Luoyang Museum. If one is an archaeological or historical enthusiast, the Luoyang Museum should definitely be incorporated in travel plan.

In a word, Luoyang is worthy of a visit. It will give you a better understanding of Chinese Buddhism and the Chinese martial arts.

Written by Adithya Dithu