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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,522 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A beautiful gate, barbican and city wall. Unfortunately, it is not a real ancient architecture. It is a rebuilt historical site.

There are many stores and shops "in" the city wall and pavilions. So, seen from outside, it is an awesome “old” City Gate; seen from inside, it is a big shopping mall. ……a little ridiculous.

It is really a good place to take pictures. But remember, it is not a real historical spot.
Written February 5, 2020
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Timothy R
46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Now I may have this wrong but as far as I can see these three all link up, along with the bell tower gate at the West end.

Near the centre of Luoyang are two “old streets”, “Market streets”, “pedestrian streets”, pick your name, they cross each other with Meishuguan running East to West and the other running North to South. Accordingly there are 4 main entry points.

The old East gate, “Lijing Gate” is the most impressive and you can go up onto the wall there if you wish. The West gate is apparently also a bell tower, although entrance to the tower appears to be restricted. Be aware that the West end of the road seems to be mainly a garment industry region.

The North entrance brings you directly into the razzamatazz of the street food vendors and lots of hanging red lanterns. The South entrance is much more basic and feels a lot more real and dare I say impoverished.

If snacks are your thing then take the North entrance and experiment as far as you digestion will allow. As commented elsewhere, do take a good look at the general hygiene, cleanliness and age of any oil in use.

For me I loved the section walking from the East gate to the intersection. Sure there are the usual tourist tat places, amusement places, food outlets, but also real businesses with guys making a living NOT from tourists. (The guy forging coil springs was my highlight). It’s worth visiting this place twice, once in the daytime and once and night. It’s like 2 different places.

One word of warning, if you’re going late evening, go as a group or a couple at least, keep together and in sight of each other; DO NOT wander off the main streets. There are a number of anecdotal tales of woe doing the rounds, particularly featuring young western ladies. I cannot answer for the truth of these.
Written June 1, 2018
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NZFamilyTravellers5
Auckland Central, New Zealand139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
Now this is how an old town should be! Run down old buildings, lots of traditional craft shops where the owners of the shops is also the artist, including paper cutting, calligraphy, painting etc. Lots of interesting friendly locals wandering and biking thru. Lots of snacking opportunities...we couldn't fit dinner in after!!! Lots of local markets on the street. Lots of photo ops!!

My rating is not so much given for the gate but for the whole area around it, including the drum tower and the market food street. We did not go up the gate but instead spent 3 hours wandering around the old town streets. This along with Longmen Grotto and Shaolin was the highlight of our week long trip throughout China. We enjoyed our wander very much. Because the streets that surround the gate and drum tower havn't been done up or totally torn down (unlike such areas in Shanghai), people are laid back, there are not many (we saw none) Western tourists, and there are lots of street activities and traditional Chinese crafts going on, wonderful snack opportunities and usual life activities going on, we had a wonderful time and took lots of photos here and also met lots of nice people. I have to say that Luoyang had the nicest and most helpful people we have met in a long time (we live in China).

Start from the city gate and walk down the main road until the drum tower. We then returned to snack at one of the intersecting street night snack/meal markets. One of the better night street food eating areas in China. You can't miss it, heaps of people and hundreds of red lanterns hung high and many many food stalls lining the street. Reminds me of Malaysia or Taiwan. Stalls mainly specialise in BBQing meat but there are all sorts there including fresh and hot egg tarts (5 rmb each) pita pockets (where you can choose your own BBQ filling) price dependant on the kebab filling you choose) sweet corn (3 rmb each), seafood galore, lamb and chicken kebab skewers for between 5-7 rmb each), stinky tofu 5 rmb per punnet, egg pancakes stuffed with lettuce for and special sauce for 3 rmb each, special breads - lovely and steaming hot and sold by the jin (500 g) not by the piece. Fruit (2 kuai a peice) And sugarcane juice to top it off for 3 rmb a cup. Cheap and plentiful!!! Yummmm. Our kids enjoyed all the snacking.
Written April 16, 2013
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Pedrito3389
Tallinn, Estonia24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
We are traveling with 5 years daughter, and we hate Luoyang people. It was looking that they never saw white peoples. Every woman or man trying to touch us, and probably our child. She was scared.
Lijing gate not so interesting place. Very dirty, skunk smell everywhere.
Never come to Luoyang at winter and with childs.
Written December 30, 2015
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Bethany Barton
Los Angeles, CA275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
A beautiful and imposing fortress wall, that also acts as the entrance to the Old City. It's lit up beautifully at night. Once through the gate, there are food stalls, vendors, bakers, and bars. A wonderful place to walk around for the night, see some new things, get some snacks and drinks. It was Chinese New Year when we went, so many stalls were closed, but we still had a great time. Fairly easy to get to using public transport --we took the bus there, and we don't speak the local language.
Written May 23, 2019
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
The gate stands guard as entry to the 'old town' of Luoyang, although there isn't really anything much old about it at all. The towering gate is a massive structure, almost like a fortress, but isn't an original feature of Luoyang, having been added historically relatively recently. Well seeing nonetheless. Not sure if you can access the gate or the pavilion on top.
Written October 10, 2017
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patpo
Malaysia79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
As I like to watch historical drama, to be able to see this Gate is marvellous. Though it might be nothing much as compared to the Xian City Gate but still to be able to see this Luoyang Gate is still quite interesting.

Strolling along the old street will lead you to the night market. However the store owner will only start to get ready their stores after 6pm. So if you wanna see both the day and night view. To start the strolling at or slightly after 5pm will be good.
Written July 17, 2017
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PlatinumForeverDUS
Shanghai, China3,108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
We visited Liking Gate at night (actually 9 pm) and were a little bit disappointed - principally everything dark and the lights of the street in front as well as the shops at the back gave some idea about the famous gate - other similar even less important and recently built sites in Lijiang are nicely illuminated
Written July 11, 2015
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Lolvgc
Toronto, Canada64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
What a great street to walk down. Crowded with street sellers and shops. We ate some great food here.
Written May 1, 2015
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tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Solo
The modern gate is quite striking and it stands out from the surrounding town. It is worth checking out, but there is very little to do around here and after ten minutes, the charm wears off. If you have a spare 30 minutes in Luoyang, then it is worth going to the old town, seeing the gate and wandering down the old street, I just wouldn't recommend planning an afternoon around it.
Written November 3, 2012
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