2005-07-20

  Luoyang

Sevärdheter

 

Longmen Caves : Y45, Exp
If you have seen the caves at Datong, you will probably be disappointed by the bad condition of those. So you might consider not buying the ticket but crossing the bridge instead and walk on the opposite river side for an excellent free view of the complex (it looks impressive but most of the holes are in fact empty) as well as the Ancestor Worshipping Temple, the biggest and nicest statues of Longmen. Also on this side are a few caves (in the same bad conditions) that you can visit for 5Y only : a somehow better deal... You can continue your walk by a nice stroll in the countryside along the river. If you change your mind about seeing the decapitated Buddha, you can from there head toward the souvenirs shops and second ticket office. Busarna 81 60 och 53 åker dit, eller at en minibuss från stationen,

White Horse Temple (Baima si) Y20, Exp.
Minibus from bus station (2Y, 30-45mn), bus heading to Shaolin (idem) or Bus 56 from Xiguan Traffic Circle / Nice indeed with its gardens but expensive certainly. If you go to Shaolin, you can probably skip it.

Shaolin Monastery.
It is much faster and easy to reach Shaolin from here than from Zhengzhou but you should also be careful not to join a tour if you leave in the morning. The risk free ticket office is on the east of the long distance bus station, on the corner of Guang Hua Lu.  It takes some time to leave the city and this part of town is not particularly attractive... Once in the countryside, the sights are much nicer and, just before arriving, the road goes up to offer a good panorama on the right side.

Gongyi.
Gongyi är också värt ett besök. Här finns gravfält och gravhögar samt grottor.

 
Longmen Grottoes  Museum of Luoyang Ancient Tombs ( Shaolin Temple )
White Horse Temple [11] Luoyang Museum Guanlin Temple

Xiyuan Park & Wangcheng Park (Zoo) : Y2 & Y3

Museum of Luoyang Ancient Tombs.  Norr om staden mot flygplatsen. Ta lokalbussen (83) och be chauffören släppa av dig utanför museet.

Hotell.

  •  [3] Luoyang Hotel (393 5181), opposite the Train Station / Dorm without bath 8(8), 10(5), 15(4), 20(2), 35(1) + 5Y air cond / Bed 45 Dbl with bath and air cond / Bad toilets / Dirty common bath / HW 17 to 23 // Go there for the cheapest bed in town in an acceptable dormitory as well as for the cheapest Sgl and Dbl in town / What you may not like : the basic, old, smelly and noisy rooms.

  • [4] Tianxiang Hotel (394 0600), a bit further on Jinguyuan Lu / Sgl or Dbl without bath 50 / Dbl with bath and air cond 100 / Chinese toilets & shower / HW 20 to 23 // Go there if the above hotel is full as the rooms are also quite old, ugly and broken while being a bit more expensive.

  • [14] Huacheng Hotel är också ett budget hotell.

  • Tax Bureau Hotel (393 6634), on Hedong Lu, a small street off Zhongzhou Lu, Bus No103 from Train Station / Bed in rooms without bath but air cond around 30-40 / Bed 40(4), 50(3) or 50(2) with bath and air cond / OK toilets / Shower inside a room / HW morning, noon & evening // Go there for the nicest room in town at reasonable prices, to see if you can really pay for one bed only, for the huge quad separated in two rooms. / Thks to Katja (Slovenia) for some ad. info.

  • Luoyan Binguan (394 7451), on Zhongzhou Lu, opposite Wangcheng Park, Bus No103 / Sgl, Dbl or Trpl with bath 180, 130 or 150 / HW 19:30 to 23:30 // Go there for the nice rooms if the above is full.

  • Mingyuan Youth Hostel 10.07$. Only 500 m from the railway station. You can walk here in just 5 min.

Schedules : 

Bus Schedules :

To Price Type Dur. Time Nb Freq.
Shaolin 7 ordi 2 6:30 to 17 ++ 20mn
Zhengzhou 13/23 O/I 3/2 6 to 16:30 ++ 20mn
Kaifeng 25/35 O/I 3/2.5 11:30/6 to 16:30 few (1)
Xi'an 62 sleep 10 16:30/19/20 3 na
Taiyuan 82 sleep 7 17 1 na
Nanjing 116 sleep 12 11 1 na

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Station Km K225 K228 K81 K84 K357 K360 K242 K243 2201 2204 K315 K318 2075 2078
Xian 0 07:06 09:03 14:50 15:48 16:40 20:29

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Luoyang 387 12:19 14:19 21:03 21:37 22:34 02:09 16.42
Wuchang 1047 21:00 22:24 05:42 06:28 09:37 11:00 03.07