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“Old town is great for a 3-4 hour wander and some great photos and people meeting ops”
Review of Luoyang Meishuguan

Luoyang Meishuguan
Ranked #14 of 93 things to do in Luoyang
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Old town is great for a 3-4 hour wander and some great photos and people meeting ops”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Our family 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 and it was FREE. Because the streets that surround the gate and drum tower haven'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 Shanghai). Make sure you do not miss the old city when you come to Luoyang.

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.

Visited April 2013
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“The ancient city hidden within the new...”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Most folk stop in the ancient city of Luoyang to marvel at the magnificence of the Buddhist Longmen Grottos,or to commence a journey to Shaolin Mountain and then move on. Despite the fact that Luoyang was once one of the four ancient capitols of China , it's grimy industrial modern face does not immediately show it's past.. The old walled city , which I discovered on a map became a destination I sought out.On a February day, as snow flakes swirled around my head,I crossed over its moat and entered its brick laid cobbled streets.Hui Bakeries and street food stalls sent out pungent aromas and a variety of little shops selling old wares and musical instruments lined the lanes. Overhead flapping red banners marked time with the breeze as we passed under old watchtowers at the heart of the city..A hidden treasure,a remnant of Luoyangs past years..A must to explore if you happen to pass through Luoyang..Ann Hamilton

Visited February 2012
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