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Luoyang Museum

Location:The north of Sui and Tang dynasties site park city ;
Opening time:9:00 to 17:00 and ticket selling stops at 16:30, daily;
Best time for visit: all year long
Recommended time for a visit:2 hours
Open: 9:00 to 17:00 and ticket selling stops at 16:30, daily; Tickets:Free, appointments may be necessary.

How to Get There

1) Take bus NO. 15, 37 or 62 to Luoyang Museum
2) Take a taxi.


If you are having a Luoyang package tour,our Luoyang travel guide introduce the Luoyang Museum to you,which is one of the Lhasa tourist attractions,thus adding color to your Luoyang China tour.
Luoyang Museum is a local historical museum in Luoyang, Henan Province of China.Situated in the Yellow River valley, the museum is 160 kilometres (99 mi) west of Zhengzhou. It offers exhibits of the rich cultural heritage of Luoyang, a major Chinese cultural centre, which was the capital of more than a dozen ancient dynasties of the Xia and the East Zhou.
In the Luoyang Museum there is one Basic Exhibition (first floor) and 7 themed Exhibitions (second floor).
The first floor for Heluo Civilization (Luoyang's hisory) is a must for fist time visitors. If you have enough time visiting Luoyang Museum, you are encouraged to go to the second floor to visit other 7 themed exhibitions afer your have visited the first floor dedicated to the splendid history, the important history in China. The first and basic exhibition on the first is classified into several rooms telling the different stages of the Luoyang's histoy from Pre-historical period to modern Luoyang today.


The museum was first built in 1958 in Guanlin, 7 kilometres south of Luoyang City. It was moved to the north side of Zhongzhou Road in 1973 near the Wangcheng Park, which, at an area of 67 hectares, is the largest public park in Luoyang. The new museum opened on May 1, 1974. It houses relics from excavation sites on the outskirts of Luoyang, in the city's old section. They include antiquaries from palaces and temples. These artifacts establish the historical past of Luoyang, representing elements of the ancient city of nine capitals, from Neolithic times up to 937 AD. Another museum in Luoyang also contains archaeological finds, the Luoyang Ancient Tombs Museum, but it specializes in tombs as more than 10,000 have been found in the local area.
The city of Luoyang went through thirteen dynasties with 105 emperors starting Xia Dynasty (2070BC-1600BC), Shang Dynasty (1600BC-1046BC), Eastern Zhou Dynasty(770BC-256BC), Beiwei Dynasty (493AD-534AD), Sui Dynasty (605AD-619AD) and more with a history of over 4,000 years!

Sightseeing in depth


The main entrance to Luoyang Museum's first floor is dedicated to the basic exhibition depicting the Heluo Civilization (Luoyang's history and culture). The second floor is mainly designed for 7 exhibition rooms for 7 themed exhibitions - Exhibition of Calligraphy and Painting, Exhibition of Ancient Treaure of Luoyang, Exhibition of pottery figurines of Han and Tang dynasties, Exhibition of tri-colored earthen wares of Tang Dynasty, Exhibition of Qing Imperial cultural relics and Exhibition of ancient fresco Art.

Architecture and fittings

The museum is built in ancient Tang Dynasty Chinese architectural style. An Eastern Han Dynasty painting of the "hundred- flower" lantern is displayed on the front facade of the museum.
With four display halls, and five exhibition rooms,it is spread over 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft) with a floor space of 10,000 square metres (110,000 sq ft).The antiquaries are arranged in such a ways as to demonstrate the stages of social structure evolution, beginning with Primitive Society in the first hall, followed by aspects related to slavery, and feudalism. The exhibits are also arranged in a sequence of ancient cultures starting with Heluo, followed by Yangshao, Longshan, the Xia (21st century BC-17th century BC), Shang (17th century BC-11th century BC) and ending with Zhou (11th century BC-256BC). The museum shows many famous architectures,such as "Tang Dynasty clay pottery of camel and man",and "Chinese bronze ding vessel with gold and silver inlay from the Warring States Period (403-221 BC) of ancient China."


Many of the exhibits are of bronze, pottery, porcelain, gold, silver, jade and stone wares. In addition, the Ming and Qing dynasty articles include ancient calligraphic works and paintings, and folk art objects. Pieces include stone age figurines and implements of Tang Dynasty;[10] a figurine of a young woman with coiled hair excavated in 1980; a young woman figurine in clay with dragon design headgear; an imperial attendant at the Jingling Mausoleum of Ziyou, Emperor Xianzhuang Mangssssssan of Northern Wei Dynasty ( 314 centimetres (124 in)); and an imperial attendant at the Jingling Mausoleum of Yuan Key, Emperor Xuanwu of Northern Wei Dynasty (289 cm tall).

- Gold Seal crafted:Firstly you will see a Gold Seal crafted during the West Jin Dynasty (265 - 316 A.D.) Its base is square and engraved with five Chinese characters in the style of seal cutting. You will find the layout and the design of this seal simple but orderly.

- Ceramic Glazed Teapot: A Ceramic Glazed Teapot comes second. It has a flat bottom, a dragon-like handle and its body is primarily a brown ceramic glaze with grey-white spots, which gives the teapot an elegant appearance. Speaking of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), you may know of the world renowned Tang tri-colored glazed pottery, a type of pottery produced with three colorful ceramic glazes, namely yellow, green and blue and the museum exhibits such pottery, including this classic example of a plump and life-like woman; mirroring the female aesthetic of the Tang Dynasty. Careful inspection will reveal complicate craftwork of the Tang tri-color glazed pottery, and that she is in a long brown gown, coils her hair in a bun and has but light makeup.

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