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           Shenzhou Peony Garden

      Luoyang Peony Festival is very popular among Chinese tourists and peony enthusiasts the world over. Each year from mid-April to mid-May, the peonies are in full bloom, generally reaching their peak during the period April 15th-25th, which is the date set for the annual festival. During the peoy fair, gardens are awash with colorful flowers mostly reds mixed with whites, yellows and purples set against a background of thick, vibrant, dark green leaves, like a myriad of precious stones set in bright, shiny rings. In addition, there are various folk performances staged in the gardens.

      Luoyang City is located in west Henan Province in Central China. Besides seeing peonies, famous tourist attractions include White Horse Temple and Longmen Grottoes. Luoyang City is only 1 hour by train to Zhengzhou City, where the world famous Shaolin Temple is located. Luoyang City is by train 4 hours fromBeijing (Great Wall of China), 8.5 hours from Shanghai (The Bund) or 4.5 hours from Xi'an (Terrocotta Army).Flights are also available between these cities.

                Shenzhou Peony Garden Shenzhou Peony Garden

      The main venue of the annual Luoyang Peony Festival is Luoyang National Peony Garden, located in the town of Mongshan on the outskirts of Luoyang. China highlights has listed the following gardens to see the peonies.

      Also read great places for spring photography in China, including Luoyang peony fair.

      With an investment of 100million RMB, Shenzhou Peony Garden covers an area of over 40 hectares and is 5 kilometers far away from Luoyang city. This garden features with its architectural style of glorious Tang Dynasty, best landscape, enormous scale and majestic field. The peony garden is famous for its five scenic areas:

      Peony Culture Area, treasuring up the 100meters long of peony gallery and the statue of Ouyang Xiu, is the historical witness that Luoyang used to be the most famous world of peony. There are about 20 typical Chinese paintings hung on the walls of Guoyun Pavilion inside the peony garden. Those 20 masterpieces systematically tell the tourists the golden era of peony development in Luoyang. The spurts draws in Fugui Lou Lay out the knowledge of peony culture, peony technology, peony application and peony art, which makes people comprehend the internal relation between peony and the development of society, politics, economy, science and culture.

      Peony Leisure Area:

      Having classical scenery with mountains and rivers, peony leisure area is the ideal concourse for drinking tea, repast, recreation and peony culture exchange. Besides, the culture corridor fully dresses with hundreds of poems written to praise peony, which reflects the profound cultural background of peony' s development. The most attractive sight here is a special stone with a history of millions of years. It is said that the natural peony stone is the biggest one in the world.

              Shenzhou Peony Garden Shenzhou Peony Garden

      Choicest Peony Viewing Area holds 847 kinds of peony in China and 174 exotic peonies from other countries. In the blossom period, this area seems like a vast sea of peony.

      High-tech Peony Exhibit Area totally exhibits the high-tech in progress of raising peony. With the help of high-tech, the flower season can last for 60 days while only 15 days before.

      Shenzhou Peony Garden is an integration of mountains, water, flowers, grass and trees. It is also the quintessence of peony culture and the only live encyclopedia of peony' s history evolution. In a word, in Shenzhou Peony Garden, not only can you see various peonies with rich colors, but also you can realize the profound cultural verve of peony.

  • 1 Day Tour: Shaolin Monastery, Longmen Grottoes

    1 Day Tour: Shaolin Monastery, Longmen Grottoes

    A trip to Henan province will not only please your eyes, but also satisfy your appetite for adventure. With numerous sites and beautiful landscape, tour the different attractions and special themes. Appreciate the treasure house of ancient Buddhist cave art at the Longmen Grottoes; experience the Kung Fu legends in Shaolin Temple; and pay a visit to the enchanting Shenzhou Peony Garden. Getting into the great natural and historical scenery to seek unique oriental culture at the best price out there will surely create memories worth a life time!  

    Price : from USD 150

  • Private day tour to   Shaolin Temple

    Private day tour to Shaolin Temple

    full day of Visiting the famous Shaolin Temple , the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the cradle of Kung Fu. You will visit the grandiose temples and halls, admire stone carving art, learn about Buddhism culture, observe the daily living and meditation of monks in the temple and enjoy a magnificent free Kung Fu Performance

    Price : from USD 140

  • One day private tour to White Horse Temple and  Longmen Grottoes   and  Peony Cultural District

    One day private tour to White Horse Temple and Longmen Grottoes and Peony Cultural District

    On this tour, stroll around the halls and pavilions of the White Horse Temple; considered the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism, as you learn about its history. Besides, your tour ends from the rambling around the beautiful Peony Cultural District. The package includes entrance fees, a private guide, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off.

    Price : from USD 120

  • China Highlights 11 Days  Beijing,Xian,Luoyang,Shaolin Temple,Shanghai

    China Highlights 11 Days Beijing,Xian,Luoyang,Shaolin Temple,Shanghai

    This 11 days tour makes it possible for you to ingeniously visit the most famous areas in China. In Beijing, you see Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer palace, Badaling Great Wall and Hutong areas. In Luoyang you explore the Mount Song, Shaolin Monastery, Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple. In Xian, you experience Xian City Wall,Terra-Cotta Warriors, Great Wild Goose Pagoda, and Shaanxi History Museum. In modern Shanghai you discover Jade Buddha Temple,Yu Garden,Chenghuang temple, Bund, World Financial Center and Xintiandi. This is a private tour so please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) when booking to alert our guide so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour  

    Price : from USD 1200

  • 3 Days Discovery Tour to Luoyang and Mount Song

    3 Days Discovery Tour to Luoyang and Mount Song

    Henan is the craddle of Chinese civilization and plays an important role in China's history with over 5,000 years of history. It is home to four of the eight great ancient capitals in China - Anyang, Luoyang, Kaifeng and Zhengzhou with numerous historical and cultural heritage sites. Be part of the world famous Chariot and Horse pits, the oldest shrine ( White Horse Temple) and one of the greatest collection of Buddhist carvings - the Longmen Caves in China.

    Price : from USD 289

  • 5 Days highlights of Xian-Luoyang-Shaolin Monastery

    5 Days highlights of Xian-Luoyang-Shaolin Monastery

    Once the terminus of the Silk Road and a melting pot of cultures, religion and home to emperors,monks, merchants and warriors, the glory days of Xian are unending. Visit the most famous attractions of Xian as well as Luoyang over this 5 days trip on a private tour with a professional guide and immerse yourself in the best-preserved "City Wall" that still remains intact, the UNESCO world heritage "Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum" and the leader in the Buddhist world "Great Wild Goose Pagoda", among other must see attractions before discovering the rich cultural heritage of Luoyang.

    Price : from USD 580

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