Luoyang, Luoyang, located in the western part of Henan province, is suposed to attract visitors on several main counts. Its one of China's earliest capital cities, and was probable, at the time, the most civilised place in the world. It's home to an impressive collection of Buddhist cave sculptures. It is renowned all over China for its exquisite gardens carpeted in peony flowers. It's also probably the most convenient place to the Shaolin Temple, home of Kung Fu and a kind of Mecca for all enthusiasts of martial arts. With all that, there was plenty to fill in the days of any tourist's itinerary.