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Appreciate Peony at Luoyang Peony Park

The Luoyang Peony Park is located on the Mudan Road in Luoyang City Luoyang travel guide, Henan Province.

There are more than 200 kinds of peonies and over 7,000 trees in the park. It is a world full of colorful blooming flowers.

When Emperor Yangguang in Sui Dynasty (581-618A.D.) built the capital in Luoyang, he also built an imperial garden - Xiyuan ("West Garden") outside the city. The garden planted with many exotic flowers and rare herbs, this is one of the reasons that peonies were planting in this garden.

In Tang Dynasty (618 ~ 907A.D.), a legend arose that because the peonies could not blossom, they were banished by Empress Wuzetian sent from Xi'an to Luoyang. Hence a poem went:

"The ancient flower grows in the ancient imperial city.
The peony is unwilling to blossom in the Garden of Empress Wu."

In the Luoyang Peony Park Luoyang Attractions, the blue waves are rippling in the artificial lake; the flowers and trees are luxuriant and well spaced on the Peony Mountain. With many towers, terraces and water pavilions, the scenery is very pleasant.

On the sunny spring days, the garden is crowded with people, some watching flowers and others going boating. You can experience the scene described in the lines in person,

"When the peonies were in season,
all residents in the capital city were overwhelmed with the admiration for their beauty. 
No tourist did not think the peonies in Luoyang ranked first in the world."

The purple and the yellow peony are the most precious species in the peony family in the garden. Besides, there are many other rare species, such as ErQiao (Two Beauties), Pink Zhao, Drunken Concubine Yang, and Black Dragon lying in the Inkwell.

Peonies bloom luxuriantly from April 15 to April 25 in each year. Usually the local government will hold a grand flower fair around the same time. Many tourists from home and abroad gather in Luoyang and admire the beauty of flowers.

History and legend

According to the legend, in the year of Emperor Tianshou in Tang Dynasty (691A.D.), Empress Wuzetian suddenly hit upon an idea and wanted to enjoy the blooming flowers next day. She wrote a poem,

"Tomorrow I will visit the Upper Garden,
Now please inform the spring:
Flowers must bloom at night
And before the morning wind blows".

She asked the God of Flowers to carry out her order immediately. Next day, she really saw the spectacular scene that more than 100 kinds of flowers are blooming. However, the peony tree ignored the order. The Empress was so angry that she ordered her attendants to send the peony tree to Luoyang and burn its root to punish it.

Legend said that the species Burnt Bone Peony Luoyang Tours was the descendant of the burned peony. According to some historic records, the virtue that peony defied the force can be compared with prunes' and chrysanthemum's, which can tolerate the cold frost.

With the help of the increasingly developed technology, many unimaginable things before have come into reality. For example, a new species of peony called Luoyang Red was cultivated and it can bloom even in the cold winter.

The government established a National Gene Storehouse of Peony in Luoyang. It houses more than 450 species of peonies, with 150,000 trees. The peonies here have more than 8 colors, such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, white, purple, black and so on.

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Brief Travel Guide - Chongdu Valley

Chongdu valley is located in Luanchuan couty of Luoyang.Emperor Liu Xiu of Eastern Han Dynasty boated twice of Yin River Yangtze River tour for this place to shake off the besiegement of King Wang Mang.He set up Eastern Han Dynasty sucessfully and bestowed this place the name. Magic history and its three extremely specialities have enabled Chongdu valley rapidly wellknown throughout the whole nation,and now it's acknowledged as one of the 10 most vitality hot scenic spots of Henan province."

To Gap 150 kilometres south-west of scenic areas of Luoyang City in the Luanchuanxian by golden rooster River, Zhu River, King Temple, node composition sets show, dinner, Sun, strange for one, has more than 100 attractions. Node within Linmaocao Feng, ringed pheasant flew along, the Four Seasons springs green, perennial Lan groups, Tsui Chuk clean water cutting, fat ducks Zhuang geese play, the Water Village affordable China tours features rich, which is called "the North one can." Zhang was a famous writer bow praise as "high-Gap Lan Tibet meticulously, Lushui Sau Chuk meditate on past conditions; Vertical view shows landscapes Wang Chuk, listen to tapes on the Tingquan. "node architectural style atmosphere, location, transport facilities, cuisine meets, improving services, facilities. Small farmers feared the tranquil center; Gaan repair bamboo grove, wearing belts snacks Shuihang clean water; Smoke forced the bamboo grove Park Corner; Wooden chairs leisure, mallard on the Valley's situation; Display and record the 20 century farming life color home; - Lake fishing, yachts visible, and so has the middle of Phnom Penh into a green Gap "leisure clubs." Hua Cao, slipway, California, stimulating the movement of drifting, dynamic entertainment once again re-create ecological Gap "workshop happy." No wonder people say tourism, and leisure to re-developed, happy and healthy to re-crossing.

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Get to know Jiuxiang Scenic Resort

Jiuxiang, a beautiful large scenic resort China vacation deals inhabited mainly by the Yi and Hui nationalities, is situated in Jiuxiang Township, over 70 kilometres away from Kunming and 47 kilometres away from the county town of Yiliang.

In Jiuxiang, mountain ridges stretch and peaks taper. Rivers Yangtze River tour and streams crisscross. Shady trees are wide-spreading. The relative height from the highest peak of the mountains to the lowest valley is about 200 metres. The elevation ranges roughly from 1,750 metres to 1,900 metres. The topography is typically of a karst type, so Jiuxiang is called the village of karst caves. There are more than one hundred karst caves in Jiuxiang scenic resort. It has been found that the caves in Jiuxiang are the largest cave group system with the most numerous karst caves in China. The stalactites in the caves take on many forms and shapes in different colours. Found in the caves are numerous natural bridges, valleys, rivers and waterfalls, which constitute a wonderful subterranean world.

With a total area of about 200 square kilometres, it consists of five smaller scenic areas, namely, the Triangular Caves (Sanjiaodong), the Overlapping Rainbow Bridge (Diehongqiao), the Upper Big Cave (Shangdadong), the Long Sandy Bank (Dashaba) and the Bright Moon Lake (Mingyuehu). Sixty-six karst caves in the area are estimably worthy of exploitation. The first phase of the exploitation project centres upon the Overlapping Rainbow Bridge which lies 45 kilometres away from the town of Yiling County. This area consists of the White Elephant Cave (Baixiangdong), the Sleeping Dragon Cave (Wolongdong), the Palace of the Goddesses (shennvgong), the Gods' Fields (Shentian) and a 600-metre long Shady Green Gorge (Yincuixia) along which tourists can have a boat ride. The entrance into the Sleeping Dragon Cave is called the Terrestrial Gate which overlooks the very depth of cave from a height of 120 metres. A spiral steel staircase of 9 windings is constructed. The waterfall in the cave has a drop of 30 metres. The Lion's Hall within the White Elephant Cave is 200 metres wide. There are a stage and a subterranean ballroom of 2,000 square metres in it. Outside the White Elephant Cave, a bridge lies 200 metres above the cave. The Palace of Goddesses is ornamented by beautiful stalactites. Shady Green Gorge winds through verdurous mountains. It is vety pleasant to have a boat ride on the stream here.

Jiuxiang is known as the "Natural Museum of Karst Caves" claiming to have the largest, most wonderful and most number of Karst Caves top 10 China tours in China. There are about a hundred caves naturally clustered into 4 groups: the Sanjiao Cave, the Dashang Cave, the Diehong Cave and the Dasha Dam Cave. Among them sixty-six caves have great commercial value and are suitable for exploitation. The caves in the area are extremely well-known for grotesquerie in shape and magnificence in its natural wonder.
Jiuxiang, home of the Yi ethnic group, has strong minority ethnic custom, a long and colorful history, and widely spread ancient myths and tales. There are the mysterious Hunting Festival, the Worship of the White Dragon Festival, the Love Song Contest, the Bullfighting, the Wrestling, the Sanxian Dance (which is a three-stringed plucked instrument), and the Rattle Stick Dance and so on. There are always too many to see, too much to experience and embrace in Jiuxiang .

Warm clothes shall be prepared before entering the area because you may get wet and cold in the boat trip visiting the karst caves and the gorges. The folk songs, dances and the local cuisine are also too special to miss. There are buses available at the gate of the Jiuxiang which is very convenient for tourists to visit any of the scenic spots.

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