China Peony Festival Tour 2015
April 10th - 23rd, 2015


April 15

Our visits today included the beautiful old City Wall and the Big Goose Pagoda. Both outstanding! Each time I visit I am in awe as to how complete and perfect this wall surrounding the old city is…and how huge an endeavor it was to build it. They continue to upgrade the signage here as well so you can visit each one of the signs and learn so much more. Surrounding the wall are lovely landscaped gardens where folks are out doing morning exercise or just sitting and enjoying the ambiance of the place.

Another must visit is the Big Goose Pagoda, 900 years old, which on our visit was perfect weather to also enjoy all the peonies in bloom. The monks can be seen in their saffron robes…such a peaceful place even if there are many there.

From here we enjoyed lunch then we took the high speed train to Luoyang – we had great seats but I spent most of my time looking out the windows and taking pictures….once in Luoyang it was to the hotel and dinner.

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