Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Carriage Museum
Wángchéng Square & Around
This square is the meeting place for locals who come to play chess and cards under fluttering red country flags. At night, there’s line...
Old Town Market
Lively night market with a cornucopia of snacks from y ángr òu chu àn (羊肉串; lamb kebabs; ¥2) to super-sweet zh ī (汁; juice; ¥3)....
Lonely Planet review
Any Chinese city with any sense of history has its old town . Luòyáng’s old town lies east of the rebuilt Lìjīng Gate (丽京门; Lìjīng Mén), where a maze of narrow and winding streets rewards exploration, and old courtyard houses survive amid modern outcrops. From the gate, stroll down Xi Dajie (西大街) along a stone pathway. Look out for an indoor antique market (文博城古玩字画玩中心; Wénbǒchěng Gǔwán Zìhuàwán Zhōngxīn) on your left. There are three storeys of antique stalls stocking everything from Tang-era pottery, Mao busts, old bank notes, pipes, jades and other dusty trinkets. Further along and originally dating to 1555, the old Drum Tower (鼓楼; Gǔ Lóu) rises up at the east end of Dong Dajie (东大街), itself lined with traditional rooftops. The rest of Dong Dajie is a hubbub of local life: hairdressers, noodle stalls and tradesmiths all cluster within crumbling old houses.