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Luoyang Tour of Wangcheng Park

     Covering an area of about 40 hectares (99 acres), Wangcheng Park is located on the northern side of Zhongzhou Road in the heart of Luoyang city. The park gained its name because of its location on Wangcheng, the site of the Capital City of Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-221BC). Built in 1955, Wangcheng Park is the biggest comprehensive park in Luoyang city as well as in Henan Province. It is one of the best places to enjoy the beauty of the peony, especially during the Luoyang Peony Festival (held annually). The park is renowned for its cultural spots, such as the Ding, a bronze vessel from the Zhou Dynasty, Peony Garden and Hetu and Luoshu Tablet.

     Standing in front of the gate, visitors will be awed by the structure's simplicity and dignity. With red walls and glazed tiles, the gate depicts the ancient architectural style of the city. Entering the park, guests will see a huge Ding symbolizing the power of the emperor in front of a stone screen. The vessel is a duplicate of the Zhou Dynasty Ding unearthed in Jin Village in Luoyang. The park consists of five scenic areas: the History and Culture area, the Peony Admiring Area, the Peony Culture Area, the Wangcheng Zoo and the Amusement Area.

     The History and Culture Area is in the west of the park. In this area, tourists will enjoy a journey to the Zhou Dynasty and Chinese Civilization. Here attractions such as the Jishengzhu Tablets, Shenyuantai Hall, Jicheng Hall, Zhou Memorial Pavilion and Mingdemen Gate will educate visitors in the architecture and culture of the ancient city. Each site reflects the glamour of Zhou Dynasty, Han Dynasty (206BC-220) and Tang Dynasty (618-907). Another attraction worth seeing is the Hetu and Luoshu Tablet. Hetu and luoshu refer to the two special diagrams depicted on the tablet. Legend has it that long ago a man named Fu Xi saw a dragon appear out of the Yellow River with Hetu on its back, and an immortal turtle spring up from the Luo River with Luoshu on its back. After careful study, Fu Xi drew out the Eight Diagrams according to what he had seen on the dragon and turtle.

     The Peony Admiring Area is the most famous section of the park. It is comprised of three gardens - the Luoyang Peony Garden, the Rockii Peony (Purple Speckle Peony) Garden and the Herbaceous Peony Garden. Each April, during the Luoyang Peony Festival, hundreds and thousands of peonies bloom together in a majestic display of natural beauty.

     The Peony Culture Area presents poems from many of China's literary giants and artwork from famous calligraphers and painters. Here the three art forms are united on a long, columned walk way, each praising the beauty of the peony.

     The last two attractions are the Wangcheng Zoo and the Amusement Area. Wangcheng Zoo lies in the northern area of the park. Here guests will be educated and entertained by many rare species, some of which include: pandas, south China tigers, black bears, leopards, and red-crowned cranes. The Amusement Area featuring a number of recreational facilities will add additional entertainment to your trip.

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