Lijing Gate

Lijing Gate, Luoyang

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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan811 contributions
Just a tourist spot
Jan 2020
A beautiful gate, barbican and city wall. Unfortunately, it is not a real ancient architecture. It is a rebuilt historical site.

There are many stores and shops "in" the city wall and pavilions. So, seen from outside, it is an awesome “old” City Gate; seen from inside, it is a big shopping mall. ……a little ridiculous.

It is really a good place to take pictures. But remember, it is not a real historical spot.
Written 5 February 2020
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LeeYen76
Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia133 contributions
Beautiful Gate
Dec 2019
We went there at night, beautiful light up. After the gate is an old street night market, we walked straight till cross junction, there was another street full of food.
Written 17 December 2019
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Jay222
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Experiencing ancient pathway.
May 2019
It was a time zone transferring experience from one side to another side. The ancient pathway recalled many memories from movie i watched.
Written 5 June 2019
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Bethany Barton
Los Angeles, CA159 contributions
Must-See Evening Activity If You're In Luoyang
Feb 2019 • Couples
A beautiful and imposing fortress wall, that also acts as the entrance to the Old City. It's lit up beautifully at night. Once through the gate, there are food stalls, vendors, bakers, and bars. A wonderful place to walk around for the night, see some new things, get some snacks and drinks. It was Chinese New Year when we went, so many stalls were closed, but we still had a great time. Fairly easy to get to using public transport --we took the bus there, and we don't speak the local language.
Written 23 May 2019
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Michael S
Heidenrod, Germany68 contributions
Good for Picture taking
Apr 2019 • Couples
Well maintained City Gate which (at night) gives impressive pictures and nice views. Due to the large amount of people around one need patience to klick the right shot. Old Town is quite nice and a very extensive long stretch. Worth to go to the end where there is a "real' old part with old arts and shops.
Hard to find non touristic restaurants inside.
Written 16 April 2019
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DougChan
Singapore, Singapore193 contributions
Better in the evening
Feb 2019 • Couples
Plan to arrive at dusk, in time to catch the sunset and the golden hues thereafter. There's an entrance fee to climb up the wall, and it's worthwhile, especially if you're eligible for the student rate. There are also a few historical displays which aren't very well preserved, but still interesting. There are also numerous temples and alters at the gate. You can see the entire stretch of the Old Street from the top of the gate, an amazing light up at night.
Written 29 March 2019
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Phil C
Xi'an, China130 contributions
Imposing but just a photo op
Oct 2018 • Solo
The city walls and gates in Xi'an are more impressive overall but it's a nice spot to enter the old city in the evening
Written 3 October 2018
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Timothy R
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Lijing Gate, Luoyang Meishuguan, LuoYang LaoCheng LiShi WenHua GuJie
Jun 2018 • Couples
Now I may have this wrong but as far as I can see these three all link up, along with the bell tower gate at the West end.

Near the centre of Luoyang are two “old streets”, “Market streets”, “pedestrian streets”, pick your name, they cross each other with Meishuguan running East to West and the other running North to South. Accordingly there are 4 main entry points.

The old East gate, “Lijing Gate” is the most impressive and you can go up onto the wall there if you wish. The West gate is apparently also a bell tower, although entrance to the tower appears to be restricted. Be aware that the West end of the road seems to be mainly a garment industry region.

The North entrance brings you directly into the razzamatazz of the street food vendors and lots of hanging red lanterns. The South entrance is much more basic and feels a lot more real and dare I say impoverished.

If snacks are your thing then take the North entrance and experiment as far as you digestion will allow. As commented elsewhere, do take a good look at the general hygiene, cleanliness and age of any oil in use.

For me I loved the section walking from the East gate to the intersection. Sure there are the usual tourist tat places, amusement places, food outlets, but also real businesses with guys making a living NOT from tourists. (The guy forging coil springs was my highlight). It’s worth visiting this place twice, once in the daytime and once and night. It’s like 2 different places.

One word of warning, if you’re going late evening, go as a group or a couple at least, keep together and in sight of each other; DO NOT wander off the main streets. There are a number of anecdotal tales of woe doing the rounds, particularly featuring young western ladies. I cannot answer for the truth of these.
Written 1 June 2018
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Xueyan D
Wuhan, China1,462 contributions
This place is fun
Apr 2018
Not just the gate, but the whole street behind it. Here you can see, feel, hear and smell Luoyang’s old life style. It’s still far from mass tourism (though I noticed changes already), and you will mainly meet locals. It’s chaotic, the are food stalls everywhere, a huge antique mall, painting shops, music shops etc etc.
Probably one of the most picturesque streets of the city where you can enjoy daily life of Luoyang citizens.

Beware it’s often crowded and not the cleanest place of Henan province
Written 15 April 2018
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AnotherSwede
Sweden178 contributions
Nice enough
Mar 2018 • Solo
but certainly nothing special. There are comparisons to the Muslim quarters in Xi'an, which I don't think is fair, more atmospheric in Xi'an. There are loads of souvenirs and snacks to be had, though, so it's worth a nice evening stroll if you have the time.
Written 25 March 2018
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