Lonely Planet Writer

See tourists and locals in Chinese city Luòyáng enjoy pieces of a giant block of tofu

Tourists who love tofu got a treat in Luòyáng, China, as a huge round block of the soybean curd was shared with visitors to the city in the Henan province.

People crowd around the huge round tofu.
People crowd around the huge round tofu. Image by VCG/VCG via Getty Images

On Sunday, people performed Tai Chi around the huge round tofu with a Tai Chi pattern at a square in Laojun Mountain.

People crowd around the huge round tofu.
People crowd around the huge round tofu. Image by VCG/VCG via Getty Images

The five-metre diametre pieces of tofu was made in black and white colours with a Tai Chi pattern.

People crowd around the huge round tofu.
People crowd around the huge round tofu. Image by VCG/VCG via Getty Images

The tofu was made with more than 1000 kilograms soybeans which were donated by the pilgrims, and was given away for free to the tourists and citizens.

People crowd around the huge round tofu.
People crowd around the huge round tofu. Image by VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Luòyáng is a popular destination for people to visit the Lóngmén Caves, a Unesco World Heritage site that features grottoes that make up one of China’s few surviving masterpieces of Buddhist rock carving.