Luoyang is an ancient city with lot of historical sights. It is an industrial city in central China’s Henan province, in the middle reaches of the Yellow River and encircled by mountains and plains. The name "Luoyang" originates from the city's location on the north or sunny ("yang") side of the Luo River. Since the river flows from west to east and the sun is to the south of the river, the sun always shines on the north side of the river.
Luoyang, ancient China’s capital during multiple dynasties, is home to Baima Si (White Horse Temple), among China’s first Buddhist temples, founded in the 1st century.