When booking your private tour, choose from five departure times, which range from the morning to the afternoon. After meeting your guide upon hotel pickup, hop into your vehicle and set off on your exciting tour.
Your first stop is the Longmen Grottoes, which contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving.These contain almost 110,000 Buddhist stone statues, more than 60 stupas and 2,800 inscriptions carved on steles. The grottoes are formed in 1 km of the stretch of Yi river and were carved on both banks, in limestone formations creating the Longmen Caves. Most of the work was done on the western bank, while the eastern bank caves, of smaller numbers, served as residences for the large groups of monks.
Accompanied by your tour guide, your will explore most caves on the western bank, then walk bought the eastern bank caves to the Xiangshan Temple which is one of the earliest of the ten temples at Longmen. Your tour will end at the Bai Garden Temple which was surrounded by thick vegetation of pine and cypress trees.
After a lunch in the local restaurant, you will spend some leisure time to enjoy the beautiful peony blossom at Luoyang National Peony Garden.
Peony cultivation in Luoyang, which now boasts its own unique brand of charm and culture. After 1,500 years of history of cultivation, Luoyang peony is as eclectic in presentation as ever,. As the largest the peony garden in China, Luoyang National Peony Garden stands out from other gardens for the various sorts, long florescence and more gorgeous flowers. China National Flower Garden cultivates about 500,000 peonies in 9 colors as well as a further 2,000,000 plants of 1,000 different species. Among them, a huge peony called “Flower Goddess” with an age of100 years and a height of 2 meters (7 feet) gains public attention.
After your tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luoyang.